CSA Week 6

Going to make this quick – in the midst of a reallllly nutty week!

This week, we got:

  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Amaranth
  • Corn
  • Blueberries
  • New Potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines

A lot of these are repeats, so I won’t go into much detail, but a key new item here is the amaranth. Our CSA newsletter kindly told us it can be used in place of spinach in basically any recipe, which was helpful, since a quick search for this uncommon green yielded very few recipes!

Great to see the corn and new potatoes too.

This week, I made a few dishes to last us throughout the week.  One was a Summer Corn Chowder with Bacon.

I simmered bacon, then sautéed onions, corn, potatoes and summer squash in the bacon drippings.  Once softened, I added chicken stock, and simmered the soup for 20 minutes.  Once the veggies were tender, I partially blended the soup using a hand blender (really, best invention ever), added cream and cayenne pepper.  I seasoned with salt and pepper and served with the bacon sprinkled on top.

I also cooked an amaranth & bulgur gratin, and a summer vegetable curry with brown rice and raita.

Here are the recipes:

Corn Chowder

Amaranth and Bulgur Gratin

Summer Vegetable Curry


2 responses to “CSA Week 6

  1. I’ll take a bowl of Corn Chowder to go please 🙂

  2. Dad – I’ll have to make it next time we’re together – it was really easy and good!

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