July 25, 2011

Friday's Drawers - A plan

This week's CSA had some kale, red leaf lettuce, corn, zephyr squash, blueberries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Seems pretty normal!   Ok, zephyr squash - I hear of squash, but zephyr?  It sounds like a Dr. Seuss character. Nope. It was however, the name of the NBA team Washington Wizards in 1962 when they were in Chicago - the Chicago Zephyrs. Otherwise, zephyr seems to show up in video games and comic books a lot. And squash. Huh.

Back to the share.

What did I (or do I plan on doing) with this share?

The corn was grilled (Yum!) along with the squash from our garden. The tomatoes & lettuce have been in pesto chicken sandwiches, burgers, and salad.

The kale is going into my red lentil soup. We go through so many red lentils, I finally broke down and get them in bulk here. Set to arrive on my doorstep today - Thank you Amazon Prime!  It might seem too hot for soup, but 1. this is so dern good.  and 2. It freezes really, really well.

And then there are the blueberries.  I had every intention of making pancakes....but I keep on just snacking on them.  Plus it was too hot this weekend. Blah. I do have to do something with them right quick.  Or freeze them pronto.  (Note to self: look up how to freeze berries.)

As for the plan, yes there is a plan for the food, but I am starting to ponder a plan for this blog.  It is about a year and a half old, which is pretty cool since I don't think many blogs make it past a year.  But I'm feeling the need for a fresh mix. I have some ideas peculating around for a series of posts; book reviews, new recipes, product reviews, even some transparency/accountability (gasp!) ideas, but if you have some topics you would love to discuss, or hear me rant about in my own corny way, I'm all ears! (Get it....corny....ears....)

Eat well, be well!
Christy Z.


courtney said...

Lots of blueberries in Portland OR area. Just spreed them out on a cookie sheet (unwashed) to freeze, then put in bags/bins/jars whatever you freeze with. Wash/rinse when use. Can use frozen in all recipes after a quick rinse. I have also rinsed before freezing and had fine results. Works same for all berries.

Christy Z. said...

Thanks Courtney! At this point with all the fruits and veggies and such, I am thinking we need a freezer chest soon!