Saturday, June 5, 2010

CSA Week 2 + Muffins

On Wednesday I picked up my second CSA share from the farmers market (read this post to find out more about CSAs). Last week was cool, but this week's bounty has been easier to use, at least for me. I didn't know what to do with last week's sage, but lettuce? Peas? I can deal with those. Without further ado, here's the Week 2 CSA bag:

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 3 small heads red romaine lettuce
  • 4 beets, with greens
  • bag of sugar snap peas
  • bag of sunflower shoots (these are really cool - they look like little plants and taste like sunflower seeds!)
As I mentioned, it's been easier to get through this week's bag. I immediately washed and chopped half of the romaine, red romaine, and sprouts into a salad mix, which we've been working on the past few days; I'm taking another salad to Chris's parents tonight for dinner. I roasted a beet for the first time, and it was pretty good with salt and pepper, and I found this recipe for the rest of the beets, sugar snap peas, and beet greens.

I also came across a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Muffins on Daily Unadventures in Cooking. This was right after I got home from the farmers market with a pound of rhubarb and a quart of gorgeous Michigan strawberries - I love seasonal food blogging! This morning I had time to bake, so I made a batch, and wowthesearegoodmuffins. And they're actually healthy - other than a little butter and sugar, it's all stuff that's good for you. It's a very happy Saturday.


  1. Your muffins looks delicious!

    So does the rest of your produce actually, I need to pick up some more rhubarb and strawberries

  2. i agree, those muffins look great :) love all the local michigan flavor in them!