I got a new CSA box yesterday! It’s so lovely when that time comes around, I feel like it’s Christmas or my birthday. And so convenient too, all I have to do is walk up the street with my little bag, pick up my veggies, and saunter on home. Then, ladeeda! I’m ready to cook.
Except, I didn’t really cook yesterday… instead I used up my last leftover asparagus (to make room for a new bunch of asparagus) in a boxed couscous recipe. Yep, I used prepackaged seasoning. Sorry, folks.
But I’ll show you all the lovely things I got in the farmbox anyway. And it will be a nice little preview of what I’m going to be cooking with for the next two weeks.
First, we have some fresh garlic (I love how the dirt is still all up in those roots- yum!):
Then, we’ve got some Kalimata Kale (I don’t know what designates it as “Kalimata,” I just tell you what they tell me. I’m all for any kind of kale, realistically):
Here’s the salad mix (I get this most weeks):
A few cups of black eyed peas:
Some more asparagus (on another note, The Asparagus Festival was in Stockton this weekend and apparently Smashmouth played it… Smashmouth???):
Broccoli heads (I can never spell that damn worddddd!!!):
And last, but never least, spinach!:
I am more than ready to bust these lovelies out. I’m excited about the beans too, I need to cook those up!
But, since I didn’t get any fruit this week, I may have to run out to Farmer Joe’s and buy some apples so that I can make some spinach/salad mix green smoothies (I always have to vigilantly think of ways to get all my greens in).
Also, I thought I’d show you my dear neighbor, Ossy. When I came home yesterday he was there to greet me and insisted on visiting me inside. He is very friendly and will come right in when he feels like it:
He’s technically my upstair neighbor’s (he sleeps there), but he visits all of us in the building and is constantly on watch in the yard. Apparently he used to belong to some woman who moved to Arizona and left him! I can’t even imagine leaving behind poor old Ossy!
Last fall I fed him mashed sweet potato and he’s been enamored ever since. In that same week, my housemate fed him milk, and he was insistent on coming in our house for a while after that. I guess he figured out where the goods were!
I tried to take a bunch of pictures, but he did that elusive cat thing where they stay completely still up until the second the shutter clicks. So I have a bunch of blurry cat photos:
Anyways! There you go! Vegetables and a cat! What else could you ask for?
I made something else last night but I think I’ll save it to post tomorrow… keep you on your toes