Got started right away. Used half the dozen eggs for Keto Buns (recipe from Jimmy Moore’s new cookbook). So good. They came out well, probably because I actually remembered the powdered egg whites. Or maybe just because the eggs are super fresh.
The box had lots of red bell peppers, big fat jalapeños (good, I need to make some chipotles, weather permitting they can spend Saturday in the smoker), super ripe tomatoes, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, and onions. I think I’ll add the tomatoes into the batch of fermented salsa I already have. I was a little light on tomatoes the day made it and although it is wonderful, a few more tomatoes won’t hurt it.
Have to share. The fermented salsa is AMAZING. Already imagining an Italian riff with zucchini standing in for the tomatoes.
Just used the tomatoes and a couple of the onions in a batch of lacto-fermented salsa. This is the first ferment I’ve used any kind of starter on (in this case whey). The recipe is Wellness Mama’s, I used ground chipotle instead of chilies though. Also didn’t have a lime, so I used the juice of an extra large Meyer lemon from my lemon tree. It’s really yummy already, can’t wait until it ferments a bit.
Just signed up for the last delivery for the Spring share program at Wood Duck Farm and alternate weeks on the Summer share.You can now choose exactly which weeks you want your alternate week deliveries on, which is great for working around vacations. So glad to be back. They are delivering my new refrigerator today (long story, suffice it to say I’m just a slacker). Can’t wait for Thursday! Life is good.
Those amazing heads of lettuce from the first box are now a pot of Lettuce Soup. Perfect for a cool evening. Not as Primal as it could have been. Because I used some Spanish style chorizo, adding a can of garbanzos seemed like a no brainer. Here’s the recipe.
Spanish Lettuce Soup
12 oz. package Spanish style chorizo
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 small can garbanzo beans
1 box chicken broth (I used one that had garlic in it)
2 heads leaf lettuce, chopped
Brown the sausage and onion in the coconut oil. Add the cumin, garbanzos, and chicken broth. Simmer for about half an hour. Add in the lettuce, cook about 15 minutes. I didn’t add any salt, thought the boxed broth was plenty salty. Do what you like.
Other box items that we’ve already used up are the snow peas (steamed with soy sauce and sesame oil, served with salmon), and the Brussels sprouts (also steamed with Irish butter and served with steak). And one batch of kale chips for the Super Bowl.
Today we got to go visit the farm where our CSA shares are grown. It is awesome. Van drove a wagon around for people who did want to walk and we got to see the whole operation.