Saturday, June 6, 2020

Covid Cafe: First CSA Box Arrives

Wild roses
with a heavenly scent

Good day to you, chefs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been around for years but has never seemed as essential as it does right now. 

It's a simple concept: you join a CSA for a certain dollar amount and take the risk right along with the farmer. If it's a bountiful season, you get a bountiful weekly box. If not, good effort all around and you've supported local and usually organic/pesticide-free growing.

Sunflower sprouts and a cuke 
from our first CSA box

Even though we're growing a lot of food in our own gardens we're supporting this farm in SW Michigan.

Yesterday we received or first CSA share, a beautiful box with intensely flavorful herbs, cukes, a bag of tiny kale, sunflower sprouts, and kohlrabi. Oh and also a big bunch of broccolini, which I immediately chopped and laid into the bottom of a buttered dish to create the Bayfield Crustless Quiche Holly sent us. 

If you forgot about this recipe click here. It's eminently flexible based on what veggies you have on hand or are arriving on your doorstep.

Today's salad is a little bit of all the CSA herbs (parsley, thyme, sage) plus the bag of sunflower sprouts and a sliced cucumber. Green, green, and more green.

Rob Walks Chicago:
“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
                  Poor Richard’sAlmanack, 1756

This Morning I Pray for My enemies
And whom do I call my enemy?
An enemy must be worthy of engagement.
I turn in the direction of the sun and keep walking.
It’s the heart that asks the question, not my furious mind.
The heart is the smaller cousin of the sun.
It sees and knows everything.
It hears the gnashing even as it hears the blessing.
The door to the mind should only open from the heart.
An enemy who gets in, risks the danger of becoming a friend.

(always fierce)

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