The CSA Test-Run

I love baking, but I’m not a big fan of cooking. That statement might sound ridiculous, but it’s true. I think it’s partly because if I’m cooking something for breakfast/dinner/supper I want the recipe to be easy and quick, since I’m probably hungry when I start making it and I want it now. Baking can take as long as it wants, because I’m baking treats which I should only eat in moderation.  And if the recipe’s difficult then I have earned that piece of pie/tart/torte/cake/all of the above.

A friend of mine has a CSA – a farm share – but she went out of town this week so she graciously offered her share to me (I’m considering signing up for one, but I’m intimidated by all the greenery).  Honestly, farm shares are pretty cool. The share she has lets you pick 6 things from their weekly offerings. The offerings change depending on what’s ready to be picked, but it’s local and fresh.

I chose strawberries, rhubarb, beets (with greens), sweet turnips (with greens), carrots (with greens), and bok choy.  As someone who doesn’t cook much, and who only really cooks for one person, it’s a lot of stuff.  Thankfully I didn’t have much on the go for the past week.

But I wanted to do my friend proud and make some damn good meals. So I went to the internets, looked up some easy recipes, and got to planning!


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