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CSA Box 6 June 09, Parsnips, and Fennel

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Jul. 4th, 2009 | 08:16 am
posted by: porcupinetie in csashares_wi

I'm about to go get my CSA box this week and realized I never logged last week's box.

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Back: Spinach, Romaine lettuce, Napa cabbage, Salad mix
Middle: Broccoli, Yukina savoy, Green onions, Strawberries
Front: Radishes, Garlic scapes, Sugar snap peas

I love that we get some berries with our box, but I've been supplementing with strawberries from Sutter's Ridge that are also delicious.

Last year my partner and I realized we weren't the biggest fans of parsnips and fennel. When overwintered parsnips were in our first couple boxes, I decided to try them again. I mashed them with purple viking potatoes (purchased from Butter Mountain Farm) with buttermilk and Gruyere cheese. Every so often, I could taste the parsnips, but they were balanced nicely by the creamy potatoes and flavorful cheese. Maybe I'll warm up to parsnips with a few more dishes like this. I do think I'll pass on the fennel this year, though. I'm just not a fan of licorice and it was so strong last time.

Simple sautes and salads have dominated my produce use so far. They are just quick and easy ways to enjoy the fresh veges.

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Me

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from: crazypumpkin
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Good to know the fennel actually does taste like licorice. I've not had fennel before, and I highly doubt I'll be starting this weekend as I despise the taste of licorice!

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Minerva Llewellyn

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from: ladymeshel
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
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We get our CSA from Harmony Valley too, last year was the first year and I started out photographing...but that didn't last long so I'm glad you are doing it!! We get the fruit share too...YUM, I need to go pick mine up soon.

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from: porcupinetie
date: Jul. 4th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
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The fruit share looks so tempting, but I fear I wouldn't be able to make it through the box. How do you fare? Do you freeze or can things at all?

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Minerva Llewellyn

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from: ladymeshel
date: Jul. 5th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Well, there are two of us...and I can't get enough fruit. Some of it still goes bad, but usually because it's something I don't love (pears) or once in a while the fruit is not great (overripe peaches, etc). I wouldn't give it up though, because the fruit is not the same stuff I can get here and that makes it worth it to me. To get through all the fruit before it goes bad, you would have to have at *least* two fruit lovers tackling that box every day...or can or freeze (which I do not do). Honestly, I would give up my veggie share before I'd stop getting the fruit...it is nearly always extra yummy!

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