Sunday, June 26, 2011

CSA Week 3

Week 3 of our CSA Farm share from Cooper's CSA Farm & Maze contained Asparagus, Garlic Scapes, Green and Boston Leaf Lettuce, Spinach and Strawberries.
Our share arrives around 9:30 am on Wednesdays.  Each week I leave out the empty box to be exchanged when the new box arrives.  Everything comes neatly packaged.
As a family we had never tried Garlic Scapes.  The scapes smell fantastic and we used them during the week as an alternative to garlic.  I think we all really enjoyed them!  The Strawberries were awesome and since the farm plants an ever bearing variety, they should be available until October.  
Our local paper "Whitby This Week" had an article on Thursday written by Jillian Follert titled "Bring on the farm fresh veggies".  I was surprised to find out that most farms only plan to offer shares to 75 to 100 families per season.  Sadly, by the numbers reported by my local farmers, it seams that they have so far only sold about half of their projected sales.
I'll admit that my husband was apprehensive about joining a farm share due to the up front cost and not really knowing what to expect.  Both he and my parents are SOLD on the idea and we plan on purchasing a full share next year.
It was a pretty slow week around the house.  I did the usual work, jogging, visiting the library and some quilting.  I'm itching to plan my next I thought I'd share some snaps from our April trip at the SuperClubs Breezes Jibacoa in Varadero, Cuba.
The resort is a small Adults only (16+).  It is very secluded, hidden in a valley behind hills.  The animation director will take guests on a hike up a very steep hill; resulting in our amazing picture above.
The beach was beautiful.  The sand was soft and contained finely crushed shells.  The water was rocky with a coral reef very close to shore.  I'm not much of an Ocean swimmer; I love to lay out by the Ocean for the breeze but I prefer to swim in the pool.
The food and alcohol were excellent, plenty of choices and no "tricky tummies".  Below is  the view from the beach BBQ grill.  I know Hot Dogs are the worst thing in the world to eat but yowza, soooooo good.  We had an ocean-view room, but in all honesty, no room has a bad view.  The whole property is lovely and well kept.  I would recommend this resort.
I love going on vacation and travelling......hmmm decisions, decisions
Congratulations to Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz on getting hitched -- lucky girl -- till next week.

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