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CSA Update- Week 1

When I received my first delivery from Boston Organics I didn’t think there was that much in the box.  I had ordered the smallest box after all.  It included the following:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 4 apples
  • 1 bag of carrots
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 2 kiwi
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon

“No problem” I thought.  I can get through all of this in a week.  Well, I was wrong.  I gave the carrots to a friend, had another friend over for dinner and ate more fruit than usual, and still had a lot left by Wednesday afternoon (the day before my second delivery)  I found myself scrambling.  What would I do with a full head of lettuce, 2 zucchini, a cucumber and a lemon?

Thank goodness for the internet and a comment from a CSA savvy friend who had made a comment about lettuce soup a few weeks ago.  Lettuce soup you say?  Yes, lettuce soup.  Sounds pretty terrible, but tastes surprisingly good!  A quick Google search brought me to a recipe that sounded pretty straight forward.   The result was a green soup that tasted like a combination of potato and cream of brocolli.  As I said, tasty.   Okay, the lettuce was taken care of so I moved on the zucchini.  A quick and delicious batch of zucchini bread fixed that problem.

Next I had to figure out how to eat all of this soup and zucchini bread since my next veggie box had arrived! Well another friend over for dinner solved the soup problem, and zucchini bread freezes well.   Hopefully this will be the last time I face this problem since  I cut down my order frequency to every other week…


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