In this week's share: carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, apples, strawberries, lettuce, red chard, braising greens. To try Anastatia's adaptation of Jim Lahey's potato pizza, click here, or click here for her recipe for foolproof pizza dough.
This week, I left my friend Maggie's and my joint CSA share in Maggie's hands and headed out of Boston for a long-planned weekend trip. Since we are both thoroughly modern young women, she updated me on the status of our vegetables via text message:
"The loot: chard, lettuce, a ton of carrots, a ton of potatoes, 2! pints of strawberries, and braising mix! What shall I reserve for you?"
Ecstatic, I texted back:
"Ooh can you save me some strawberries? And maybe some potatoes or carrots?"
Sadly, modern technology has only achieved so much: cell phones allowed us to talk about the strawberries, but Maggie's refrigerator couldn't save them from decay. On Saturday I got another text with less exciting news:
"The strawberries are going off! I think I might have to eat them all before I lose them. What's the best way to eat a lot of strawberries?"
Resigned, I suggested she make a smoothie.
Luckily, the share also contained much less perishable carrots, potatoes, and apples. When I returned from my weekend jaunt, I stopped by Maggie's to pick them up.