I’ll be the first to admit this sounded strange when I first heard of it but it is awesome. Even if you are an avocado hater (I know they exist but I haven’t figured it out) I really encourage you to give this a try. The texture is smoother and creamier than any dairy-based pudding I’ve ever tasted. Plus it packs on the vitamins, minerals and healthy monounsaturated fat from the avocado and fiber, antioxidants and minerals from the cocoa powder. Jacquie says it had a hint of ripe banana flavor which I agreed with after refrigerating for a day or two. Even though the honey and cocoa make this fairly rich, I guarantee it won’t last long.
We served ours with our CSA strawberries. You could also try adding some banana or other fruit. Some cinnamon would also be good.
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 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.
It’s week three of the CSA and holy lettuce! We just finished our salad from last week and here comes round two. What I’m really excited about is the swiss chard though. I’m not sure that I’ve ever eaten this particular vegetable much less prepared it. It looks like it could be good sautéed and Eric recommended trying it in a raw salad.
Two more pints of delicious strawberries this week. The bad news it looks like the rain and cold have hurt the ripening strawberries. The good news is that the rain helps the blueberries and blackberries and those have survived the cold so far. I’m looking forward to both! For the first time the farm is also growing mushrooms. An email update says they’ve cleared some trees and shrubs where the mushroom logs are incubating and preparing the area for production.