CSA Week 6 Update

CSA Week 6

CSA Week 6

Week 6 of my CSA (community supported agriculture) and I’m having fun.  Can’t wait to eat the corn and tomatoes.  I think I could make one meal with everything in the bag.  Well, minus the flowers. This week I received: new potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, pole beans, peppers, sweet corn, eggs and flowers.  Now the only thing I’m really not to sure about are the pole beans.

pole beans I searched the Internet for recipes with photos of pole beans.  Not much out there.  Found 2 non-photo recipes on RecipeZaar but nothing on the food blogs I follow.  I even searched the  Food Network and nothing.  The beans  are big and gnarly looking.  We’ll have to see what we do with those.  If anyone has any good recipes other than throw them in a pot with bacon please let me know.  I have a feeling that is what I’ll be doing.

I love the orange tomatoes that came this week.  Even the cherry tomatoes are orange.  They taste like candy!  Did anyone watch the Next Food Network Star finale?  Each contestant had to make a pilot episode.  Jeffrey Saad made a great looking steak sandwich with arugula and used yellow tomatoes.  It looked delicious.  He however didn’t win, Melissa d’Arabian won.  She’s a home cook with her own show now.  How cool is that!  I think they need a gluten free dairy free cook on there too.  Hmmmm

10 Responses to CSA Week 6 Update

  1. Robyn August 7, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    Try this picture. It's from the Burpee Seed Catalog. http://www.burpee.com/images/en_US//local/product

  2. Robyn August 7, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Try this picture. It's from the Burpee Seed Catalog. http://www.burpee.com/images/en_US//local/product

  3. gfe--gluten free eas August 7, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Another gorgeous photo, Diane! I wonder if the pole beans can be sort of cut on a diagonal and stir fried? I'll be interested to see what others say. So many beans are grown on a pole, but I'm not familiar with the ones you've shown at all.

    Shirley

    • Diane August 7, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Shirley- This are very interesting looking beans I received. They're kind of creepy. Glad you like the photo. Some day I'll get a real camera but for now I'll keep playing with this one. I'd love to learn more about food photography. My teen is taking a Black & White photography class this year. Maybe he'll teach me some things. He usually does. I'll give the diagonal cut a try and see what happens. Thanks!

  4. gfe--gluten free easily August 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Another gorgeous photo, Diane! I wonder if the pole beans can be sort of cut on a diagonal and stir fried? I’ll be interested to see what others say. So many beans are grown on a pole, but I’m not familiar with the ones you’ve shown at all.

    Shirley

    • Diane August 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

      Shirley- This are very interesting looking beans I received. They’re kind of creepy. Glad you like the photo. Some day I’ll get a real camera but for now I’ll keep playing with this one. I’d love to learn more about food photography. My teen is taking a Black & White photography class this year. Maybe he’ll teach me some things. He usually does. I’ll give the diagonal cut a try and see what happens. Thanks!

  5. Judy August 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    Hello Diane, pole beans are common here in WV. Treat them like half -runners. Think it takes too long for them to be tender for stir-frying but again I've never tried it. Who knows. J.

    • Diane August 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

      Judy- I though I had seen them before. Guess they go into the pot tomorrow morning for dinner! Better grab more bacon.

  6. Judy August 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    Hello Diane, pole beans are common here in WV. Treat them like half -runners. Think it takes too long for them to be tender for stir-frying but again I’ve never tried it. Who knows. J.

    • Diane August 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

      Judy- I though I had seen them before. Guess they go into the pot tomorrow morning for dinner! Better grab more bacon.

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