Friday, January 21, 2011

CSA Basket 21

This week's basket contained: Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsley, Fennel, Broccoli, Valencia Oranges, Potatoes, Lemons, Apples, Pears, Carrots, Celery, Spinach, Onion, Satsuma Oranges, and Grapefruit. I traded in the parsley and fennel (there were actually two fennel) for a head of garlic, another bunch of kale and another bunch of spinach. Now that the wee bairn is up to eating a quarter cup of pureed kale a day, we easily go through two bunches in two weeks. There were actually three different lettuces - iceberg, red leaf, and another tender one like red leaf but not red. We're going to grill up some chicken in Penzeys spice mix and have grilled chicken salad for dinner the next three nights.

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Rebecca said...

Do you serve straight pureed kale or do you mix it with something? Do you steam it, boil it?

My Kroger carries organic lemons from Fullerton, CA. The label on them looks similar to the one on your carrots. I wonder if I am also getting some of your CSA produce?

Sarah said...

2 T pureed raw kale
4 T grains (usually 2 T cooked quinoa and 2 T whatever fun grain of the week we're working on - this week it's cooked whole oat groats)
2 T pureed cooked legumes (this week I'm alternating between mung beans and adzuki beans)
2 T pureed steamed apple or pear
1 t raw wheat germ
1 t nutritional yeast flakes

Mix until uniform. We lovingly call this "snarge." When she was eating less, it was 1 T pureed raw kale and only 2 T grains but the rest was the same. We use whatever non-citrus fruit that is in season. So for a long time it was peaches instead of apples.

We do another snarge at dinner which is basically the same except only 2 T grains and substitute 2 T tofu for the legumes.

This is all from Super Baby Food. I think she calls it Super Porridge or something.

It actually takes pretty good. I mean, I prefer to eat my food in a less mushed all together format, but I could easily pack away a serving of snarge.

We picked those lemons especially for you! Cal-Organics buys a lot of their produce from the farms around here, so if you've got the purple label, you're probably eating fruit from our 'hood. They don't call it Orange County for nothing.