CSA Share ‘09, Week 17

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It was really cold when I picked up today’s share, and already starting to get dark. I’ve still been slipping on a pair of flip-flops when I run out of the house, and my feet were freezing! Time to pack them away.

We received: Toscano (dinosaur) kale, a cute little bunch of turnips, 2 onions, 1 head of garlic, parsley, lettuce mix, broccoli, 2 green peppers, a quart of green plum tomatoes, and a pint of ping pong tomatoes.

I’ve never cooked green tomatoes before, though I’ve tried fried green tomatoes in a restaurant (yum). I don’t think I’ll be frying them, though — there are too many and I try to avoid frying things because I can’t stand the mess. Maybe I’ll make an oven-fried version in my toaster oven with a few of them. If you need ideas for what to do with your green tomatoes, check out the Green Tomato Recipe Hit List on Tipnut.

Usually I saute the kale or add it to a soup. But this time I might be brave and eat the kale raw, perhaps as Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad.

It was a small share this week; I double-checked the board to make sure I hadn’t missed something. I was sad but not terribly surprised to see in this week’s newsletter that Roxbury Farm’s fall crop of root vegetables is so light they might actually decrease the number of weeks in our share. I hope it doesn’t come to that! I’d rather receive a smaller share each week, parceled out, than end early.