We had our second CSA share pick up this evening, which included our bulk share of strawberries: 12 pints of organic strawberries! We opted out of weekly fresh flowers, as Zelda eats them and has been know to knock over a vase or two, and instead we get a bulk share.
The bulk doses are strawberries, basil and Yukon Gold potatoes. So far I've given a pint to our neighbors and we've eaten one. It's so nice to have berries for an actual dessert and know there's more for tommorow.
Poor photo, but beautiful berries, regardless-
I picked up a bunch of asparagus (a sad farewell to the season), cherries, a zucchini and a cucumber from the downtown Farmer's Market today as well.Zelda has a bag of radish greens all to herself in the fridge. I would cook them if she hadn't jumped on in.. No hard feelings to my precious cat, but any ideas for the future in cooking these greens?
Banana Oatmeal muffins from Vegweb - recipe here. I have yet to try them though my apartment smells wonderful. The recipe said they made 10 'normal' sized muffins..I used a big muffin tray yet only had enough batter for two. What the nut?
I made my first chickpea salad/filling or whatnot tonight. I slightly smashed some chickpeas, and added Vegenaise, sea salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. It wasn't quite what I was looking for so I added some Italian dressing and stuck it in the fridge for tommorow. Sadly it seems to be not my type of dish.
Onto the good stuff!
I was inspired by Emily to make something strawberry shortcake-y, and I didn't feel the need to make yellow cake so I settled quite happily for sliced berries and whipped Soyatoo. I know the spray bottle is all the rage but I've had a couple boxes to use and I must say, I enjoyed this product. There's certainly a soy aftertaste and softer vibe to it, but it comes from a bean, not a cow and I can deal with it. It's like silken tofu whipped creme, but good!
Fennel - any recipe ideas?