Thursday, June 7, 2012

First CSA Pick-up: What the heck do I do with this Rhubarb?

Hello! Hope your Thursday is going as well as mine!  I just picked up my first share from the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). 

I got lots of great stuff this week, and I can't wait to eat it all.  One of the main reasons I wanted to do this CSA was to force myself to learn how to cook/prepare different kinds of vegetables.  Utilizing all the fresh produce will definitely be a challenge.  I don't want any of it to go to waste.  

Here's what I got:

A bunch of radishes
1 head green leaf lettuce
1/2 lb spinach
1 crown of broccoli
1 lb rhubarb
1 quart strawberries

My biggest challenge this week will be figuring out what to do with the rhubarb.  I don't think I've ever had it in my life, and the only thing that comes to mind is rhubarb pie.  My mom told me she used to dip it in sugar and eat it raw.  Anyone else have any ideas? 

I know I won't have any trouble finishing the strawberries.  They are one of my favorite fruits.  Also, I predict lots of salads in my near future with radishes, spinach, and lettuce. :)

If you want to read my post on CSA's, how I decided to sign up, and why they are so amazing, click here.
For more info on CSAs: Local Harvest
For Info on my CSA:  Farm Direct Co-op

P.S.  If you know any rhubarb recipes, please leave a comment!

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