Thursday, August 5, 2010

CSA success!

I still haven't been to the grocery store since we returned from our trip, and of course I didn't have the foresight to take any meat out of the freezer so I was really counting on yesterday's CSA share. I'm pretty thrilled with what I managed to come up with - it was like Iron Chef, except with multiple ingredients and only one cook. Ok, so it wasn't like Iron Chef at all.

Everything on this plate with the exception of rice, a touch of cheese, spices, olive oil and a can of New Mexico green chili from Trader Joe's came straight out of our CSA box or my garden. AND I managed to make a tasty, satisfying meat-free dish. Pardon me while I gloat a little bit, this was a big step for me. Really the big step was venturing into Western One's culinary territory all by myself - maybe he was just being nice, but I was insanely gratified when he didn't douse his plate with red pepper, black pepper and salt.

On the plate: Roasted anaheim peppers, stuffed with a mexican rice of sorts (fresh onion, corn, tomato, green chili and cilantro) and lightly broiled; a little extra rice on the side (the peppers were small); sliced red potatoes seasoned with chili powder; and fresh corn. Mybiggest mistake? Using the oven and broiler on a hot August day, but the Dos Equis helped that.

I'm curious to hear about others' CSA/farmers' market/garden adventures...


  1. I'm in.. getting ready for my annual visit to NM to visit and most importantly, bring home the hot. Great blog

    Come and visit my sandwich blog, I'd be honored to have you as a visitor and/or follower! Take care, Keri

  2. Braised fingerling potatoes in wine. Potatoes from Full Quiver Farm at Schenectady Farmer's Market. But there's the hot oven thing again. Ginger man said, "There's really no butter in these?!"