CSA box #3: a little bit spikier

First, I wanted to mention that when I picked up CSA box #3 this afternoon, it dropped out of the bottom of my shopping cart in the parking lot and was rescued by thoughtful strangers. Simple mistake or my subconscious making the cart extra bouncy? We'll never know.

However, I'm pretty sure that I would have been more excited if I knew what was waiting for me inside the box.

Alien Geometry Project Cauliflower!
Why is the cauliflower consistently the awesomest box item? I guess it knows that it tastes like cauliflower, so it's really trying to bring the style. I applaud it.

Yesterday I learned that Anna is still afraid of bouncy castles.

Staring into the Tweetie Bird-decorated abyss.
Last night we had an end-of-box celebration, washing down the remaining salad greens with cheeseburgers and homemade barbecue sauce.

Just cleansing the palate a bit.
Of course, that victory was declared a bit prematurely, due to a few stragglers in the fridge, so we had to make up for it by eating turnip greens (and onion, tomato, roasted red pepper, and black beans) for breakfast. At least I put them on cornmeal pancakes. (I left out the vanilla and pine nuts to make them savory.)

Dan's going to be so excited when I let him have a bowl of cereal tomorrow morning.
Home stretch! I took one for the team at lunch today and roasted everything that was left, then threw it on some leftover barley. Did you think I was kidding about that one abandoned broccoli?

I was not.


  1. oOoO I made a curry cauliflower soup once with that cauli and it was delish...esp since the Romanesco has a more nutty taste. This blog is fabulous by the way, you crack me up. Love to all three of you!

  2. Hey Erica,

    I love your blog! You're doing an awesome job!
    We are working on eating healthier so this is really great for me. How do you fix your barley? I recently bought some hulled barley and need to fix some soon.

    Ashley Ash

  3. Thanks, Ashley! I just followed the directions on the package...I think it was 3 cups of boiling water, add 1 cup of barley and a little salt, simmer for about an hour. It makes sort of a lot. I STILL have some leftover.