We have been receiving many emails and text messages from CSA members sharing their inspired meals. I have to admit, after a hard days work, when I read the meal descriptions, I just want to go to their houses for dinner! Receiving a box of at least ten different vegetables each week is an invitation to create from the box and serve TRULY seasonal meals, throughout the week. That is not always a simple task as many of us lead busy lives. And seasonal cooking is almost a foreign concept with vegetable markets offering us a huge array of produce, lots shipped or trucked in from far away and many recipes combining vegetables which are not always in season together in our area. Searching for recipes and making "new" food takes time. The results though are worth it. Nutrient dense, flavoursome, real food!! Here are some of the photos.
To everyone eating from the box, you are re-defining what seasonal is! Get ready as soon there will be beans and zucchini for weeks...and then, they will go away for another 8 months. A lovely farmer at the Boneo market recounted to me, "It used to be that when there were apples, we ate apples...all the time...in every way our mums could get us to eat them." Another wonderful cook told me of the wonders of walking into a French market, only open from 6-7pm. Growers sold their freshly picked produce out of the back of their cars or vans. Ripe and ready to be consumed, it begged for you to place it into your basket and incorporate it onto your palette. Bon Appetite!!
Post Note: Many people have included recipes with their photos. Go to our recipes page and search under key ingredients(look to the bar on the right) to find them.