Thursday, June 08, 2006

a new adventure

so, i, little bird, am apparently becoming quite the bo-bo (that's bohemian bourgeoisie for those of you not keeping track). we got a civic gx (natural gas car) last year, i started taking the bus to work at least once a week, and i just joined a csa. what's a csa? well, i'm glad you asked!

csa stands for community supported agriculture. basically, you buy a share (or, in my case, a half share) in a local farm and, in return, you get a regular delivery of food from the farm. it's all good. you're supporting farmers, eating local, getting fresh fruit and vegetables and eating seasonally and usually the farms are organic and sustainable. you can find a csa near you by checking out the local harvest site.

i joined the tierra miguel csa and i just got my first delivery today:

nature's bounty

yum. as you can see, i got lemons, oranges, avacados, lettuce, baby spinach, leeks, a giant onion, some garlic, red potatoes, carrots, radishes, zuchinni and rhubarb!

so, as doodles would say, stay tuna'd, and join me on this csa adventure. first up, what to do with rhubarb!

9 comments:

mooncrazy said...

Oh, I see a leek potato soup with an avocado salad with orange slices and a lemon dressing. As for the rhubarb, just don't eat it raw is all I know.

doodles said...

rhubarb raw is OK ya just gotta dip it in the sugar bowl......I am jealous....really really jealous.

Lea said...

I feel so jipped.

Our nearest CSA is in Orlando. An hour and a half drive away. The only farm in my area grows only papayas. Think I could live off of papayas?

Lea said...

..I could also get whole banana trees from that same farmer... bananas and papayas are all I would eat if I tried to eat local! *cries*

mooncrazy said...

Lea ... I think papayas is a natural tenderizer, if all you are were papayas your liver would get mushy. Ha!

Lea said...

or I'd have the runs?

mooncrazy said...

No Lea, the bananas would help that!

Anonymous said...

You can make rhubarb and strawberry jam, or rhubarb jam. Since it's quite tart, you have to add a good quantity of sugar. It's great on toast. Just have to boil it in pieces but you have to soak it in water first. You can also make a nice strawberry and rhubarb crumble! Strawberries and rhubarb go along very well in desserts you see...

chrispy said...

Rhubarb - my husbands fav. We had to get our own plant just to keep up with the demand. You can make ice cream there is a recipe at http://verygoodthings.blogspot.com/.

Jam, composts, tarts, pies, applesauce, crumbles and quick breads.

Happy Experimenting