consuming the CSA box

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The box of vegetables that’s delivered to my door every other week is a daunting prospect of consumption when there are two eaters.  At the moment, I am 11 days in to a 25 day bout of life sans The David (who is somewhere between 15 and 17,000 feet up on Mount Acancagua in Argentina, and also probably not dead.)

So only one eater will be consuming:
4 humongous leeks
1 bunch of dinosaur kale
1 bunch of chard
1 bunch of collard greens
2 stems of broccoli
1 romanesco (that’s the neato spirally one)
1 green leaf lettuce
4 little endives
1 bunch of celery
A bag full of baby bok choy

I read once that fats are an important part of our diet, not only because we need them for proper very scientific functioning, but also because they make things like vegetables taste good and us more likely to eat them.
Exactly right, sez I.
So most likely, much of the leafy green things will get chopped and then sautéed up in a bit of bacon fat and then mixed up with the crunched up bacony bits.  But how many days of bacony greens are we talking here?  4?  5?
Yikes.
And the leeks?
Man.  I like leeks fine, but this is leekier than I feel the ordinary girl is expected to get.

If you’ve got any great recipes or cooking recommendations for this lot, please share!

Also, come over and eat some?

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4 responses to “consuming the CSA box

  1. Amanda

    I like to use my leafy greens in things like risotto, quiche and frittatas. Epicurious has dozens of recipes using these ingredients in those kinds of foods. Also, this pizza recipe is DELISH: http://www.tarteletteblog.com/2009/11/recipe-potato-leek-pizza-and-giveaway.html

  2. I would make Chicken soup and add the Leeks to that…I love it 🙂

  3. I wish I could! We had a CSA share last year and even with the four of us and actually only getting a half-share (we got a full share every other week instead of every week), it was still hard to eat all the greens! Good luck. Make soups or dishes that you can freeze in portions.

  4. Yep, I second the soup idea. Potato leek is one of my favorites.

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