Abbondanza! That Italian word for abundance. Richness. Copious amounts. In other words, our CSA box this week.
Here is the list.
1 Bag Purple Carrots (over a pound)
1 Bag Broccoli (incredibly fresh)
1 Bag Fingerling Potatoes
1 Bag Spinach (over a pound)
1 Quart Mini Dwarf Bok Choy
2 large Leeks
1 bag yellow onions (out of the swap box)
1 Bag Red Potatoes
1 Seminole Squash
I gave back a Napa Cabbage to get onions. With the venison coming, I needed onions to make chili. The Romanesco is one of my favorite items. It has a nutty flavor. I love roasting it in the oven with Indian spices and drizzled with butter.
As for the broccoli, this isn’t all of it. I must have grabbed and eaten three or four crowns as I was emptying them out of the bag. Nothing as sweet as fresh veggies, one day out of the fields.
Now, the spinach as well. I had too much to fit in the spinner. Had to do it in two batches. I decided to leave some out to have for dinner with some sockeye salmon. My husband came home and started eating it right out of the colander. It is sweet, tender, packed full of nutrients. Yes, we are weird. We snack on fresh veggies like they are candy or fruit. There was 17 ounces of organic spinach in the bag. I bought organic baby spinach last weekend as I wanted salad greens. They cost me $4 for five ounces. Today we got at least $12 worth of organic spinach.
My husband is also very happy, as we got fingerling potatoes. These little gems are such a treat. Parboil them first. Pop them in a pan with some butter, rosemary, garlic and salt and brown them. They are so good this way. They will be part of dinner tonight as well.
Heading over to In Her Chucks to link up. Not as many of us have fall and winter CSAs but there is still a ton of goodness being delivered from local farmers to those of us who love fresh food.