27 June 2007

CSA Week 4

By last night, all we had left of last week's vegetable allotment was: 2 turnips (without greens), some lettuce, about a quarter of a small cabbage, one zucchini, and one scallion. Dinner was grilled steak, a salad using the turnips, lettuce and cabbage, and sautéed zucchini with the scallion and some garlic. Mmm. And I don't even like zucchini. So without further ado, here's one way to get rid of zucchini this summer!

W.'s Sautéed Zucchini

1 zucchini, cut into 2" sticks
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1-2 T. butter
1-2 T. olive oil
2-4 T. white wine
salt and pepper

Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan, just until the butter foams and subsides. Add zucchini and cook until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and scallion and cook 1-2 minutes. Add wine and continue to cook until zucchini is done - but not mushy! The key to zucchini is to make sure it is not overcooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 2.

This week, our share was:

  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Broccoli
  • Salad Mix
  • Scallions
  • Cucumbers
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Strawberries

Since we got strawberries in last week's share, and bought and picked strawberries over the weekend, and got more in today's share, we have had fresh, juicy, wonderful, local strawberries for dessert 7 of the past 8 nights. And they still taste as fabulous as at the beginning of strawberry season; my palate is unjaded. Oh, hail the glorious strawberry!


niobe said...

Many thanks to you (and W) for the recipe. I'm sure I'll be trying it a little later in the season, when my zucchini crop is ready to be harvested.

Anonymous said...

Mmm--strawberries. And, um, other stuff I've heard of/eaten/prepared before!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

We are in a CSA too, I keep meaning to blog about it. No strawberries for us yet -- it's still lettuce season here! And radish season.

Question: do you have a recipe for kohlrabi? So far I've been able to use everything except that!

Magpie said...

Jennifer: we haven't had any kohlrabi (yet) - but I know that you can eat it raw - try dicing it and tossing it in a green salad. If we get some kohlrabi, I'll certainly figure out something to do with it!!

Furrow said...

We've been getting overwhelmed with cucumber from our CSA. We just treat it like the zucchini we were getting at first. Same color, so why not? I never knew cucumber would saute so well. It's good on pizza, too.

Sadly, we've come to the end of our strawberry season down here, but yesterday I picked up the most delicioius cantaloupe at the delivery site.

Maewen Archer said...

I love zucchini -- sauteed with red onion, butter or olive oil or in bread. YUM. I'm sure I'll be sick of it in a month or two, but right now I'm just so glad it's in season!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

I love local strawberries. Which reminds me, I'm out. Must run to the farm stand.