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The End of the CSA Road

The last box of the season. Weird. Since May 2011, I have had summer, fall and winter/spring CSA boxes. Mostly from Sandy Spring, but last winter I did use Zahradka. This winter we are taking a break. Eating out of the freezer, and the local farms and markets for ten or eleven weeks.

What did we get?

1 Bag Red Beets
1 Bag Arugula
1 Head Green Cabbage
1 Bunch Baby Purple Top Turnips
1 Bag Russet Potatoes
1 Bag Mixed Winter Radishes
1 Bag Rutabaga
1 Seminole Squash
1 Bunch Green Mustard
1 Bag Beauregard Sweet Potatoes
1 Bunch Red Komatsuna

Sandy Spring Fall 2012 CSA Week Eight

Sandy Spring Fall 2012 CSA Week Eight

And, yes, I cannot believe we got a two plus pound sweet potato. All together, there are four pounds of sweet potatoes and three pounds of russet potatoes. I can make sweet potato biscuits for the Christmas ham using just this one potato.

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I already used two russet potatoes in tonight’s dinner. I am making a baked strata with sausage, potatoes, collards, pesto and eggs. It is in the oven slow cooking right now.

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This strata was pretty simple. Mix three eggs with a little milk. Butter a pan and add potatoes, collards and sausage in layers. Plop a little parmesan in it, and spread some pesto on it. Pour the egg mixture over it and bake in a low temp oven. My slow cook temp is 250 degrees.

I will serve it with an arugula, pear and goat cheese salad, and some Canera rosemary bread. Maybe a pinot noir. I don’t know yet what I will find in the cellar that needs to be opened soon.

Here’s to eating out of the freezer, using mostly local items. And, to having to find something else to blog about with no CSA deliveries until March.

I do need to figure out what to do with the black radish. And, its other relatives. suggestions?

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