CSA basket #22

preparing CSA boxes

Good Morning,
Sweet potatoes today!

Other items in your weekly basket are:
1/2 runner green beans
radishes
lettuce
arugula
peppers
tomatoes

Here’s a recipe from Simply in Season¬†that calls for sweet potatoes and peppers.

Sweet Potato Salad

Serves 4-6

  • 3 cups of sweet potatoes (cooked, peeled, and diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 3/4 cup green or red sweet pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or cilantro (chopped)
  • 3 green onions (thinly slided; optional)

Combine in a large bowl. Top with dressing of choice below.

Honey-mustard dressing

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Combine and pour over vegetables. Toss until well coated. Serve on lettuce (optional) and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Spicy chipotle dressing

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup canned chipotle chilies (seeds removed)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Combine and puree dressing ingredients except oil in blender or food processor. Add oil and process until thick. Pour half of the dressing over the potato mixture and toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. The salad should be moist but not runny. Add more dressing as needed. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.

Check out this website for lots of information about the health benefits of vegetables. In addition to health benefits, they have tips on preparation that you might enjoy.

Speaking of enjoying, a new television series “Call the Midwife” just began September 30 on KET. This popular British series is based on the true story of the lifes of midwifes working in the East End of London. Check it out – Sunday at 10:00pm!

Just a reminder about the Community Farm Alliance event this Sunday, 4:00-8:00pm, at Lazy Eight Stock Farm. Reserve your meal tickets at www.communityfarmalliance.org.

And looking forward to having all of our CSA members on Sunday, October 28, for the end of the season potluck at the farm.

Happy Fall from Lazy Eight Stock Farm Family!

Best,
Carla