Thursday, June 03, 2010

CSA Basket 5

In this weeks basket we received assorted Lettuce, Avocado, Beets, Apples, Broccoli, Strawberries, Blood Oranges, Radish, Cucumber, Cherries, Apricots, Minneolas, Grapefruit, Basil, Sweet Pea Flowers, and Swiss Chard.

Due to impending vacation the vast majority of this produce went to our dog sitter extraordinaire. But I did whip up another Spicy Orange Salad, Moroccan Style with blood oranges and Minneolas, which make fine substitutes for the navel oranges recommended in the recipe, unlike grapefruit and/or Meyer lemon as lamented previously. We've made quite a bit of this Spicy Orange Salad recently to go with a very simplified version of Mark Bittman's Chickpea Tagine With Chicken and Apricots. The simplification: ignore all the directions, and instead throw ingredients into a crock pot and set it on low for about six hours. If you're a crock pot cooker, ahem Eartha, it's worth a try, especially served with the super quick orange salad and a bit of pita.

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