CSA – Week 3: Produce, Kitties, Telly Goes After the Kale

Another great week of CSA food!  So far we have been able to keep up with the full share of weekly veggies, but I’m afraid I overdid it in the egg department by signing up for a dozen per week.  Somehow I thought we might eat that many / use them in baking, but alas…they are piling up in the fridge and I am hoping our cat-sitter will take some home with her this weekend.

Last night I made and froze a quiche, and I believe egg salad, deviled eggs, and possibly cheesecake will have to be on the menu soon.  They are wonderful eggs, though, from happy,  healthy hens.  Next year 1/2 dozen per week will suffice.  🙂

Here’s what we got last night…

List version:

  • rainbow chard
  • spinach
  • eggs
  • a pot of thai basil + lemongrass
  • french breakfast radishes
  • lettuce
  • 1 pint of cherries (so delicious!)
  • 1 quart of strawberries  (still amazing!)
  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 bunch of kohlrabi and…..wait for it…
  • 2 garlic scapes!  the pile is growing.  😉
The first week I brought home CSA food our big rescued Russian Blue cat helped himself to several mouthfuls of turnip greens (you can read about that and see photos here.)  Last week I tired them all out with the magical feather wand toy and he was too exhausted to raid the produce bag (click here for that post).  This week  I had barely set the bags down on the table when Telly began to make his approach.
Here’s how it all went down:
First he makes sure the coast is clear and that Rico & Rufus aren’t following him.
Still trying to be all sly…
After a sniffing the lemongrass and the kale, Telly decides on the kale and gives it the head-butt of approval.
Just going for it, with utter abandon.
Look at those leaf edges!  What happened here?
Telly:  “You can cut that part off.”
Rico, who definitely does not like produce, sat innocently on the floor

Not willing to be upstaged by Telly’s photo shoot, Rufus began yowling (as only a Siamese cat can) for me to turn on the bathtub faucet.  He’s very insistent.
This is his favorite way to drink water and he usually has a good 30 minutes of bliss after his 5-minute drink in the tub.  He wanted no part of the kale, but he doesn’t mind a wet face.  As long as everyone’s happy.
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6 thoughts on “CSA – Week 3: Produce, Kitties, Telly Goes After the Kale

  1. With excess eggs, an angel food cake comes to mind. I think most of those recipes call for a dozen eggs. You could serve it with your berries.

    Or you could try an Elvis Presley Pound Cake, I think that’s 7 eggs if I remember correctly. And then freeze half of it for later. Here’s a link. I have made this several times. It is dense and delicious, a real crowd pleaser.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Elvis-Presleys-Favorite-Pound-Cake-232642

    Those cat photos are fabulous! All the “greens” look enticing to me, too.

  2. The things we do for our critters! A dozen eggs per week does sound like a lot. We get two dozen a month with our meat CSA, and that is usually plenty for my wife and I unless we’re doing a lot of baking that calls for eggs.

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