According to our e-newsletter, this is what I'm getting:
- heirloom lettuce
- mustard greens (never knowingly tried these before)
- radishes (which I've recently revisited)
- thyme (yay for herbs!)
- cherry tomatoes (even though they make my child (and me!) "sad")
- summer squash
- green onions
- green peppers (any takers?)
Starting the CSA is going to force a little more creativity than what I'm used to with menu planning. I realize I usually wing meals several times a week (hmm...what's left in the fridge/freezer/pantry?). And even at the farmer's markets, I often pick and choose what my family will eat for the next few days. But getting my mystery basket of produce, even with a little advance notice, is an adventure of sorts. For all I know, I will have a tub of green peppers and three cherry tomatoes (let's hope not!).
So, we'll get out of the box more with our menus and hopefully sample some new cuisine. As my husband commented last night, "How long have we had that vegetarian grilling book?" (10 years, since my short stint in magazines.) "We'll probably use that more this year than we have in all that time." Let's hope so!
I'd be happy to post any new recipes I try that are a success this season. Is there any interest? (Please comment, otherwise I will never know.)