CSA Challenge Round I

We took the plunge and signed up for a CSA this year. This cryptic acronym is also known as community supported agriculture, a crop share, or in laymen’s terms, a $#@! ton of vegetables. Every week, our friends at Culinary Delights Farm conveniently deposit them right at General Mills. How convenient! Now we have absolutely no excuse to not eat our veggies.

I can proudly say that we ate (almost) everything we received the first week: lettuce, sugar snap peas, snow peas, radishes and asparagus. What we didn’t eat: some sad looking strawberries. What I didn’t want to eat but luckily Mike finished off: those darn roasted radishes (Blech. Not my fave.)

Veggies

What I learned this week: Sugar snap peas and snow peas are not the same thing. Best as I can tell, sugar snap are thicker and snow peas are flatter. They both require some TLC to wash, process and prep.

We had some recipe wins this week that i’ll share with you:

The Clear Winner: Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Whoa, this is sauce is insane. I wanted to put it on everything. Plus, it only has 3 things in it… it’s a culinary miracle.

Asparagus

Runner Up: Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame

I like that these are served fresh. We used regular white sesame seeds and olive oil because that’s what we had. This would be great as an app or pre-dinner nosh.

Sugar Snap Peas

Also good: Glazed Snow Peas

We added some cayenne to give them a little kick. 

Snow Peas

Until We Eat Again,
Two Happy Cooks

 

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