The results of our most recent CSA pickup (Friday):
onions, delicata squash, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, garlic, russet potatoes, squash, brussels sprouts
and eggs! I love how they’re all different colors and shapes.
We got parsnips 2 weeks ago. I made Parsnip Puree with Olive Oil and Sage, but the texture was really fibrous and Brian and I weren’t impressed. Still, we rarely meet a vegetable we don’t like, so we got another pound of parsnips to try again. This time I made another parsnip puree, using the food processor, mixed in seasoned bread crumbs and filled 2 acorn squash halves and baked the squash. The texture was much, much better, but it still didn’t taste good. We just don’t like parsnips. Sorry, parsnips, we tried. Twice.
On the other hand, we got a whole stalk of brussels sprouts last pick up because Brian had never eaten them (despite telling me that he didn’t like them). Turns out, he does like them! We made them roasted and steamed and liked them so much that we got another pound this week. We’ve already eaten them-tossed with olive oil, red pepper flakes and garlic powder and roasted. Yummy.
Also, if we do a summer share at this CSA, I think Brian and I are going to have to get a medium share instead of a small. We’ve gone through half of this pick up already and we just got it on Friday. Winter pick ups are every 2 weeks, but our vegetables only last us one!
Pat Brunell says
I never liked Brussels sprouts, don’t know anyone who does (except you). I tried to make a case at Thanksgiving that they might be good (or at least ok!) if they were fresh and cooked properly. No one wanted to listen to me. :)
We can bring some to Christmas, if you want.