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CSA Week 8


It’s funny how much my life has changed in the last week. I went from having all sorts of free time to read, watch tv, cook, bake, and lounge around to working 10+ hours a day. I’m looking forward to October when things (hopefully) slow down.

I can’t even explain the exhaustion that this job has brought on. Partially my fault: I choose to wake up at 4:00 so I can run before work 🙂 I have to fit in marathon training regardless of my work schedule! I’ve already paid the entry fee and I’ve already spent countless hours training. Part of me is really worried I won’t be ready, but I’m going to try! And don’t get me wrong – I’m so incredibly thankful for not only having a job, but for having a job that I enjoy. I just wish that the enjoyment wasn’t so tiring!

Now, onto a late CSA post. I can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks since we received our first bag!

CSA Week 8

  • Corn
  • Baby watermelon
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Odd-shaped bell peppers

As for my plan for them… well, I would like to think I will be cooking all sorts of nice dishes, but reality is right now I throw together whatever food I have into a dish that is edible but not always aesthetically pleasing.

  • Corn: I think I might make the corn salad again! This time with a jalapeno or two (or three) thrown in there.
  • Watermelon: this sucker is so small I think I can inhale it in one bite.
  • Cucumbers: our fridge is overflowing with cucumbers. I need to make some pickles. I have no idea what else I’m going to do with them all!
  • Beets: I had planned on making a beet salad with the beets we got last week, but they ended up in a beet cake instead. So, I think I’ll be making the beet salad this week!
  • Bell peppers: these babies were used up the night we got ’em!

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

6 thoughts on “CSA Week 8

  1. I put my little water melon in the blender last week and then kept it in a pitcher for a refreshing drink.

  2. I always love to snack on my cucumbers…this dip takes them to a new level.

    Come and add your link to this week’s CSA link party when you get a chance… Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

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