Trying to create balance…

Adventures in CSA (year 2 week 4): CORN July 14, 2012

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It’s hard to overstate how much I love the corn from our local farm: it’s truly awesome. It’s just the sweetest corn, and it’s always such good quality. So, when I saw that this week’s CSA box was going to include six ears of corn, I immediately signed up to get a box. NO QUESTION IN MY MIND. The funny thing with this box is that the amount of root veg included suggests a good opportunity to do a nice roasted root veg mixture, but the kids won’t go for it as much as dh & I would, so we’ll have to space things out a little more. Still, it’s a lovely blend of items in the box this week.


Year 2 Week 4 CSA box

Corn + roots = OMG YES…


  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Turnips
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Mustard Greens
  • Blueberries


The one thing I’m completely at a loss about is the cucumbers. This is far more cuke that we’d use in a salad or just eat raw, so I need some ideas (besides “Just make a metric buttload of Tzadziki and invest in pita”). Not that it wouldn’t be a good idea, but this is enough cukes for a party-sized batch and we’re not in party mode for another two weeks.

On the plus side, as I write this, I can say that one item is already gone: the corn was wolfed down at dinner last night. SO GOOD.


9 Responses to “Adventures in CSA (year 2 week 4): CORN”

  1. debbylevinson Says:

    Cucumber salad; quick pickles; kimchi cucumbers (kids won’t come within a mile of these, but they’re spectacular and contain your yearly allowance of ginger and garlic); chilled cucumber soup. Let me know if you want recipes for any of these.

  2. Tammy Says:

    I put cucumbers in the blender with mint and ice and a little stevia and love it as a cooler. I also take that same mixture or a variation and freeze it into popsicles. We love both.

  3. inherchucks Says:

    Looks like a rainbow 🙂 Beautiful!

    What do you like to do with the eight ball squash?

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Beth Says:

    I slice our cucumbers and toss them in a vinegar/sugar/dill/S&P dressing and call them “quick pickles.” We eat them fastest that way, and they keep for a few days in the fridge!

  5. cucumber, basil, tomato, little EVOO, sea salt and balsamic vinegar. nom nom nom add some french bread and fresh mozzarella to call it dinner! 🙂

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