Saturday, June 11, 2011

CSA Week 1

Huh? What's that, it's been over a year since we last met?? How does time go so incredibly fast? I won't make excuses for my absence but will try to bring things up to date over the next couple of weeks.

So, my parents are still living with us during the summer while we are STILL WAITING for their condo to be built. We've been advised that it should be ready by December 2011??

To try something new I decided to buy a half share of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) from Cooper's Farm in Zephyr, Ontario. Our first delivery included: 2 Green Lettuce, Spring Onions, Asparagus, Rhubarb and Oregano.

The Rhubarb was exactly the amount needed to make Smitten Kitchen's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Mmmmm.....Pie!

I used some of the spring onions to make Green Onion and Cheddar Scones from Canadian Living. BigMan loved these and has declared that I can make them any time. (this is surprising cause he HATES scones)

We had a great Saturday lunch of Pork Souvlaki marinated with the fresh Oregano, Tzatziki, Greek Salad, Green Onion and Cheddar Scones, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Red Wine.

Really, can it get any better than this? I think not! I love the process of cooking and baking and thrive off the compliments received from my family. Tomorrow's dinner will be hamburgers, grilled asparagus and three bean salad.

I'm looking forward to the challenge of making the best of what my farm share brings me each week and for the opportunity to get back to blogging.

To update, here are some things that have happened over the past year and a half:
  • I visited Punta Cana, DR twice and Varadero, Cuba
  • My dog Girly is fine, just older, grumpier and has "tuna breath"
  • BigMan is still working hard for a living and making everything easy for me!
  • I still LOVE quilting
  • Cough, I might be at 33.5 instead of 32.5 BUT I still run 5km every other day and hope to be back to the 32.5 or lower PDQ!
So if you remember my blog....thanks for still checking! If you're new to my blog; WELCOME, sit a spell, have a read and drop me a comment.


Anonymous said...

Hurray!!! I am so glad you are back at blogging I missed your posts.

Steph D

Anonymous said...

Strawberry Rhubarb goodness !!