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Thursday, August 18, 2011

CSA Recap

This week we're starting to see squash in our CSA share.  My family's not a big fan of squash (mostly a texture thing), so if you have any suggestions on different ways to prepare squash, please let me know!  :-)

We received the following this week:
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Hot house tomatoes
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Pattypan squash
  • Sweet peppers
  • Potatoes
I just love the purple peppers and am trying to find something fun to do with it.  Any suggestions are welcome!

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Danielle August 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

Squash is pretty easy to disguise in cooking if you shred it or even puree it. It lends a nice moisture to baked goods, such as cornbread, quick breads, or muffins. Those would be my suggestions if you don't care for the texture.

Jes August 18, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

The purple peppers are SO lovely. I made a Summer Squash pasta earlier this week that was tasty. Squash can have an odd texture (kind of squeaky almost on your teeth - like a cheese curd!). I'm posting the recipe on my blog later today, but I basically cooked it down with some butter, chives and basil. Then added into the pasta and sauce. I've found if you cook it down long enough in a sauce pan it gets nice and soft and squishy. :)

Unknown August 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

I have to agree with Danielle on this one - if you don't like the texture, using it in baked goods can be a super way to eat it up! I don't mind it at all, especially when it's baked & roasted. Here's what I ended up doing:


The honey glaze softens its texture and the grilling gives it a sweet bbq taste. yum!

xo Emily Lynne

Mindy August 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

I think it's going to have to be the baking route. It's the squishy texture that cooked squash has that none of us likes. :-(

Peggy August 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

We just got a butternut squash this week - which I was surprised to see so early! Always a good thing to puree and make into a lovely soup =)

And I love those purple peppers! We kept it simple and just sauteed them with some onions for fish tacos

concrete August 23, 2011 at 12:50 AM  

it looks like a plastic .. the purple pepper is very cute !

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