Vegetable Bounty!

May 28, 2008

Community Sponsored Agriculture Farm Delivery #2


 I was bouncing off the walls with excitement unpacking this box!! It was like Christmas :mrgreen:

The contents: 


  • Fennel
  • Leeds
  • Arugula
  • Siberian/Red Russian Kale
  • Hercules Carrots
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Swiss Chard
  • Pak Choi
  • Broccoli Rabi
  • Georgie Collards
  • Encore/Mesclun Mix
  • Jersey Wakefield Cabbage


  • Copper Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

We’ll be eating a LOT of greens this week.

Good Ol’ Spaghetti


I made a bowl of spaghetti for dinner tonight. Just what I’ve been craving. I cooked about 5 cremini mushrooms and 1/3 a green pepper in a skillet and added 3/4 of a cup-ish of Cabernet Marinara (from a jar), tossed it with angel hair and topped with parmesan. A nice filling bowl!


On the side I had a huge arugula salad (farm fresh!) with goat cheese (the last of it so not much) plus a handful of blueberries


Evening snacks: pineapple + a Morning Glory Muffin. I ate both at 7:45 during our break. Despite being voluminous, the spaghetti dinner only lasted me about 3 hours.


I’m thankful I get to sleep in tomorrow because this mornings 4:50 awakening was too early for not getting to bed before 10:00 last night. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………

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1 Kate May 28, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Kath, did your CSA package come labeled with what the different veggies were? I’m worried that I won’t be able to recognize everything! Ours comes next Thurs, I’m so pumped!


2 Kath May 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Kate ,
It has a private blog that lists each week’s delivery. Otherwise I’d have NO clue!!



3 Kate May 28, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Good one! :)


4 Chris May 28, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Leeds and Broccoli Rabi? Do you mean Leeks and Broccoli Rabe?


5 tracy May 28, 2008 at 8:54 pm

what are leeds?


6 VeggieGirl May 28, 2008 at 8:57 pm

CSA load + pasta + Morning Glory muffin = fantastic!

Enjoy a good night’s rest!!


7 Romina May 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm

I wish I could get some CSA delivery around here!!


8 Robin May 28, 2008 at 9:24 pm

How was the muffin? Was it filling, how many calories?

Thanks for the tip about the turkey, I will be sure to try it!


9 Laurel May 28, 2008 at 9:48 pm

That delivery looks awesome.

Kath, how would you modify your current food intake if you were trying to lose weight rather than maintain?


10 bcgirl May 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Ok, so this is a non-food related question, but I figured most would be able to answer it anyhow and I’d really appreciate the input. I have a slight acne issue and have been using Proactive for the past month or so. I had been cleansing my face prior to working out in the evening with a make-up remover cloth and then in the evening washing my face with Proactive.

I decided to mix it up today and washed my face with Proactive pre-workout and am planning on just splashing my face with water before bed tonight.

In short, do you think splashing ones face with water after a sweaty workout is sufficient or should I be using some sort of mild cleanser? Wow, sorry – I didn’t mean for this question to get so long. Thank you for all and any responses!

Kath – for good old spaghetti that dinner looks awesome. I never thought of adding blueberries to a salad. The other day I threw some peaches into mine and it was superb. :)


11 Nick May 28, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Haha, that’s a huge box of misspelled awesomeness! Unless, of course, you’ve stumbled upon entirely new vegetables all together. I’ve ignored and neglected arugula for far too long, often replacing it with spinach in any recipes it was called for. I intend to change that and try some darn arugula!


12 Saima May 28, 2008 at 10:56 pm

I wanted to know did you eat the whole bowl of spagetti plus salad? If yes, how much calories was it in all?? 😀


13 Kiala May 28, 2008 at 11:12 pm

I think it’s leeks and broccoli rabe and bok choi.

Also? Tapenade. Not Tampenade.

I’m not being a jerk. I just feel compelled to fix it.


14 magpie May 28, 2008 at 11:30 pm

I am so excited – I get my first CSA delivery next week. Yours looks great!


15 MizFit May 29, 2008 at 5:15 am

so cool.

I aspire to be you.


16 Cassie May 29, 2008 at 5:24 am

Yea these early mornings and late night classes are not possible without some serious sleep time! haha

The arugula salad looks great!


17 Kath May 29, 2008 at 5:51 am

Oh my on the spelling – I copied and pasted the list directly from the CSA website so the errors are on the growers themselves! I was wondering what leeds were myself….makes much more sense with the K!

Morning Glory Muffin post (with info and recipe):

They were great.

Laurel ,
The FAQ page, particularly #1, has your answer :)

Saima ,
Yes, I ate it all! I’d let you know if I didn’t finish something. I would breakdown the dish as follows:
Spaghetti (2 oz, dry, which I did measure) – 200
Sauce – ~100
Veggies – ~50
Salad – ~50
= ~400



18 hk May 29, 2008 at 6:13 am

what a bounty!! I’m so jealous :) hopefully you’re able to enjoy a good night’s sleep! have a good thursday!!


19 em May 29, 2008 at 6:54 am

It’s actually Community Supported Agriculture, not Sponsored.


20 Jessica May 29, 2008 at 7:15 am

How often does your CSA deliver? That’s a very large amount to receive, it looks so good! I’ve also seen that you have quite a love for Duke and Durham, may I ask what’s your connection? Did you grow up in the area and do you have any secret loves for dining or shopping? I’ve lived here just over a year and love it, I work at Duke too.


21 Fit4Life May 29, 2008 at 7:53 am

jealous much!?!?

that looks FANTASTIC!! you are like a living insperation! like mizfit said i “aspire” to be you. have a AWSOME day!


22 Kath May 29, 2008 at 8:28 am

Thanks Em. This will be known as the “Typo Post” from now on.

Jessica ,
We got an every-other-week membership this year. It IS a lot of veggies and I think the weekly memberships are that many each week. That’s a lot of veggies for 2 people!

Re. Duke, my grandmother went to Duke, as did my uncle, and both my parents, who met there. I almost went myself, but thought Davidson’s small liberal arts focus was a better fit for my personality at the last minute. I also grew up right down the road in Hillsborough and went to Duke basketball games my whole life. So I guess you could say it’s in the blood!



23 Jessica May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for the Duke connection briefing ;o)


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