Day’s Verse:
When you win, we plan to raise the roof
and lead the parade with our banners.
May all your wishes come true!

Psalm 20:5

This is our first box of food from Chinook Farms, the CSA we’ve signed up with for the season. It contained:

  • 3 Beets
  • 3 Carrots
  • A bag of potatoes
  • About 10 leeks
  • A large bag of spinach
  • A bag of wheat grains (unmilled)
  • A box of wheatgrass (growing)

Now, I know or can figure out what to do with most of this stuff. Heck, I immediately peeled and ate one of the carrots on the spot — there’s nothing like a fresh organic carrot for sweetness. But the wheat and wheatgrass have me stumped. I’m not into green smoothies, whatever the potential health benefits; besides, we don’t want to buy a juicer just for this. So: Anybody want some organic wheatgrass? Theoretically it’s fabulously good for you.

Meanwhile, I converted a number of the leeks and potatoes, plus some bacon, chicken stock, and heavy whipping cream I had on hand (really!), into a delicious and hearty soup. I found that sprinkling the soup with a dusting of paprika added a bit of interesting zip. We still have lots of leeks left, so I’ll probably try some other soup, plus throw them in with… well… everything, until they’re gone. Which will have to be before next Wednesday, when we get our next box.

I am already delighted and it’s one day into the CSA. This summer’s gonna be great.

One thought on “CSA Box of Deliciousness

  1. Wheat berries you can cook up like rice or barley, although cooking time varies; I think you may need to soak them first, like beans. It’s also possible to grind them in a food processor.

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