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CSA Week 9 & 10


“Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P. Diddy. Grab my glasses, I’m out the door, I’m gonna hit this city.”

I always play this song as I’m walking out the door for my early morning runs. I had this song on full blast when I realized that it was downpouring. Noooooo!!! Then I panicked a bit because I realized that our office windows our open and we’re in the basement. Then I stopped caring because I kind of hate that office and there was nothing I could do about it at this point since I was 20 minutes away.

So, here I sit. I finally have time to blog. You know how they say time flies when you’re having fun? Time is definitely flying in my world, but I wouldn’t call it fun. Don’t get me wrong – I love my job and I am so grateful that this opportunity basically fell into my lap, but I’m exhausted at this point and I can’t wait for life to slow down a bit. I’ve been told that October will be the magic month. So, until then I will be working 12 hour days and doing nothing outside of work except for sleeping and running.

Yup, just work, sleep, run. You may have noticed that I’ve left one kind of important (to me) thing – cooking. I’ve chosen running over cooking. I’m not sure how we’ve lived on so little food so far, but we’ve managed. Mike has cooked a few times, but our meals have mostly been CSA or garden veggies tossed together in some strange stir fry.

At first our CSA boxes have been mostly green veggies. Now, they’re getting a little more color! So check out what we’ve been getting!

CSA Week 9

  • Yellow squash
  • Yellow wax beans
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Green bell peppers
  • Mushrooms (I think Mike accidentally took these from my parents’ share – oops)

This was last week’s CSA. I guess I’m a little late posting it, but I wanted to share anyway! Like I said before, most of this food was used up in stir fries. I think we’re going to boil corn and freeze it. We have corn coming out of our ears at this point!

CSA Week 10

  • Green bell peppers
  • Yellow wax beans
  • Yellow squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby cantaloupe
  • Yellow grape tomatoes

I’m loving the yellow in our baskets! I’m a little bummed that we got a cute little cantaloupe because I can’t eat it!!! I don’t know what’s going on with my body, but the last two times I’ve had it in the past few months it’s made my throat/mouth/ears unbearably itchy.

I’m sure the grape tomatoes will be gone in an instant – I love snacking on them. The beans, squash and peppers will probably get tossed in a stir fry, and I will definitely be making some more spinach dip to go with all the cucumbers we have!


Author: Jenni

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

3 thoughts on “CSA Week 9 & 10

  1. Mushrooms? You are so lucky!

  2. Glad you like the spinach dip 🙂 I like to dip the grape tomatoes in there too…

    Come and link up to this week’s party when you get a chance… Looking forward to seeing you there!

  3. I got so much corn in my CSA! I’m trying to find some good recipes to use it up. I’ll let you know if I find anything super tasty!

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