Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jess & Nick's CSA Delivery #3 - May 31, 2012

I just picked up this vibrant box of fruits and vegetables earlier this afternoon.  It's our third delivery of the season from our beloved farm.  This week we received red radishes; strawberries!; baby white turnips; mini red, and green (not pictured) romaine lettuce; garlic scapes; new-to-us mibuna greens, which are described as having a mild mustard flavor; hot pink rhubarb; asparagus; and, in the tiny, center picture, some potato or Egyptian walking onions...I'm not sure which.  We also received a bag of spinach, and more pea vine (which I left in the swap box again for some lucky CSA member that loves pea vine more than we do).

I am contemplating baking a strawberry-rhubarb custard pie.  Whhaaat?  I know that I claim to hate rhubarb as a baked entity, but I keep hearing really great things about this particular combination.  My hope is that the custard helps hold everything together in a nice semi-solid mass to prevent the dreaded weeping and subsequent sogginess that I abhor.  I'm still undecided, but I'll keep you posted.

Obviously we will be having asparagus tonight, perhaps in this dish from last season.  I am also looking forward to repeating this meal with the baby turnips.  Other than that, I'm thinking salads and pestos with our greens, and maybe some fun sandwiches so that we can use our lovely little lettuces.

Our kitchen is getting a major overhaul tomorrow.  If all goes well, new counter tops and a new sink and faucet will be going in, followed by a little DIY project involving a subway tile back splash that will probably take me a least through next weekend.  Wish us luck.  Once everything is finished up, I'll take some photos and post them here so you guys can get a little sneak peak.

As always, thank you to our hard-working crew at Harmony Valley Farm for delivering such a beautiful box this week!
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3Laiki said...

Did you make the pie? Was it satisfactorily congealed?

Jess said...

Hey Sarah (and Tuuli, Trepak, and Guska)! I have not yet made the pie. Nick and I currently have a non-functioning kitchen sink, a casualty of the big counter top overhaul. Nick is going to channel his inner plumber today, while I'm at a CE course. Once we get everything up and running, I'll have a go at the pie. I wish I could share half of it with you, a true connoisseur of all things pie.


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