I know that sometimes people are intimidated to join a CSA because they don't know what to do if they get a veggie they don't like. It doesn't worry me. Especially with the half share, where our farm gives us choices, if we don't like something, there's usually another option. And, for me, part of the charm of the CSA is trying veggies that aren't normally in the grocery store, so I always try new veggies at least once, usually twice (giving it the benefit of the doubt that maybe I just need to try a different way to prepare it.) On the rare occasion that you get fruits or veggies that you know you don't like, just give them to my friends or family! It's only happened to me once so far (this week, see below), but I'm open and candid, even when it's not what you'd expect a health coach to say, so I'm telling you about it.
So, without further adieu, here's our half share this week + what I'm doing with it:
- 1 stalk Brussels sprouts – This is the one. They're super good for you, yet I don't like them. (And it annoys me because it's so cliché!) T$ does, but the stalk I got at the farm is HUGE, and she won't eat them all... so I'm giving them to a friend who loves them
- 1 Spaghetti Squash OR 1 Acorn Squash – Keeping it simple by roasting it with a little oil, salt + pepper to serve as a side (many people love to add a dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg)
- 1 lb Russet Potatoes OR 1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes – With breakfast this weekend: home fries or a hash of some kind
- 1 bunch Kale OR 1 bunch Tatsoi OR 1 bunch Bok Choi – Going to make kale chips because I haven't in a while, so I got curly kale
- 1 head Garlic OR 1/2 lb Hot Peppers – I still have lots of garlic left from last week, so I got hot peppers for my acupuncturist who loves all things spicy!