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CSA Week 7

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This week we got such a cute haul from the CSA! I also hit up the farmer’s market and bought some local organic mozzarella and two gorgeous looking tomatoes, but I chopped them up before I took a photo.

HPIM3793Our goods:

  • beets
  • pea shoots
  • basil
  • wax beans
  • baby eggplants
  • jalapeno
  • shallot
  • 3 small green bell peppers
  • lettuce
  • orange mint

I immediately let my friend Tessa know about these adorable eggplants! She loves tiny food, so I wanted to make sure they were featured on the blog. I think they’re adorable, but I’m not sure what to do with them. Brent’s not an eggplant fan, so these babies are all mine. Ideas?

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Tonight’s dinner made me so happy. Like smiling just thinking about it happy. Weird, right? I found this recipe for a zucchini and eggplant casserole and it sounded wonderful. Brent wasn’t super enthused (see the above mentioned eggplant aversion), but I forged ahead. Fresh veggies, bright red, local, organic tomatoes, CSA basil and shallot, and a dash of feta. Obviously it would be delicious.

I’ve realized I really enjoy making dishes that have to be built, like lasagnas and casseroles. Fun to make, fun to eat. :) Here’s a layer shot before baking:

HPIM3798I really enjoyed this. Brent ate it, so I guess it wasn’t too bad. I told him we were eating the leftovers tomorrow and he groaned. Oh well. I thought it was a very pretty dish, as well as tasty.

HPIM3805I’m working early tomorrow, which means I’m off at 11! I think I may spend the afternoon on a baking project, (and some cleaning. :() I have half a bag of cherries ni the fridge that I’d like to incorporate. I was thinking something more desserty than usual, maybe a cake. Let me know if you have any great recipe ideas!

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6 responses »

  1. oh man. those are adorable eggplants. you don’t lie.

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  2. You have so much creativity with your CSA goods.

    What will you do with the orange mint?

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  3. Yum! That looks delicious!

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  4. That casserole is gorgeous!! I love the baby eggplants – too cute :)

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  5. Oooohh — I have an idea for your baking project — clafoutis? Usually calls for cherries, and the name is such fun to say!

    P.S. Gorgeous-looking casserole! I will absolutely have to make that in a couple of weeks when eggplants start becoming abundant around here.

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