Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vacation and the CSA!

We were on vacation for Week Six of the CSA!  The week before, I was able to put almost everything from that share in the freezer.

We had gotten...

Carrots, Chard, Cucumber, Green Beans, Head Lettuce, Salad Mix, Scallions, Spring Onions, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Basil, Parsley
Carrots and Green Beans went in the freezer with the helpful advice of this website that tells you how to freeze all sorts of garden vegetables.
I did make the Chard salad I planned on, and it was great!
Cucumbers and Lettuce got eaten or shared.
Scallions and Spring Onions I diced and put in the freezer. 
Summer Squash got blanched, pureed, and frozen in ice cube trays.  You can put it in soups or hide it in meatloaf.
The Zucchini got shredded and frozen.  Good for Zucchini bread later.
Basil and Parsley got frozen.
Upon our return home...
There was a little bit of cucumber left that was still delicious (yeah CSA!) and that and the frozen onions provided us CSA ingredients for these Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps.

I hope these tips help you plan for while you are away or give you ideas on how to store items from the CSA.

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