This week instead of focusing on a single fruit or veggie, I am highlighting four things I think are necessary to have around to make the most out of your CSA. The first year I was a member, I always had a surplus of food. I just didn’t know what to make with all these vegtables. Now I feel like I have it figured out a little better. Thanks to these items I am able to plan my menu weekly and make the most of my veggies. I’m not talking about olive oil, parmesan cheese, or other staples that I think most people have in their pantry. I think it’s a given that you need these to enhance flavor. And while bacon is a must for me, I decided to make the list vegetarian. Of course this is just what works for me. If YOU have any must haves that help your CSA work better, let us know
-Feta cheese. To crumble into salad greens and lettuce and all the herbs we get.
-Currants. With some feta and these babies I make my go-to swiss chard recipe
-White beans. The dried ones that you soak. They are hearty and yummy. Beans and greens is a great meal and I was lucky enough to recently sample some white bean scape dip and it blew me away,
-Sweet potato. To steam with broccoli or bok choy for an uber-healthy night or for a sweet potato kale soup that is a fan favorite.
For swiss chard recipe
For sweet potato chowder