So Morley and I just went to pick up our CSA box and it’s like Armageddon in Chapel Hill, NC. We had thunderstorms roll through this evening and some of the traffic lights lost power. There were car horns and sirens everywhere (which Morley likes to imitate by howling at them). To be fair this is how it gets every time there is weather down here; North Carolinians can’t handle it. Or maybe it was just a free-for-all mob-style protest of the passing of Amendment 1, I can’t be sure…
But anyway, Morley and I did manage to eventually get our veggies home. You can tell this stuff is fresh. It was dirtier this week than the last couple of weeks, probably because of the rain today.
I didn’t do a Week 4 post because everything was a repeat of something we had previously. I still have some lettuce and spinach from last week that I am trying to quickly finish up now that the stocks are replenished. I’m also super-excited that we just bought a food dehydrator. I can’t decide what to dehydrate first! Looks like there are some possibilities here. So here’s a list of the contents. Quite a bounty this week.
- 1 pint of strawberries – Still strawberry season here in NC. No complaints from this guy. I might try dehydrating these.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 lettuce
- 3 onions
- 1 bunch of turnips – The onions and turnips are easy. I was really excited to see these. I see a breakfast casserole in our future made with grated turnips, diced onions, eggs and farm sausage.
- 3 green/3 yellow squash – Another option for dehydrating. I want to try me some zucchini chips.
- 3/4# spinach – I’ve been eating a lot of spinach lately. Will have to think about this one a little more.