CSA Share for 2010 Week Thirteen

New this week in our share are leeks.  My introduction to leeks came through our CSA years and years ago, and they’re now one of my favorite veggies to see in our shares.  They’re simple and light to cook with, and I like their mild, fresh flavor.  All veggies this week are:

  • basil
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Crenshaw melon
  • leeks
  • onions
  • summer squash/zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • pick-your-own: this week I picked cherry tomatoes, okra, husk cherries and herbs

I don’t remember getting Crenshaw melons in our shares in years past, and am looking forward to breaking into it.  For an educational yet entertaining flick on melons in general, watch this youtube video of chef Alton Brown’s Good Eats melon episode (part 1 and part 2), in which the Crenshaw melon makes a cameo.

While googling for ideas on using both the Chinese cabbage and leeks in the same recipe, I came across a very simple cabbage and leek recipe at relishmag.com.  It actually calls for green cabbage, but I am going to try it with my Chinese cabbage, using the thicker part near the bottom.

Those cherry tomatoes are really kicking in this week!


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