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Week 4: Sour Cherries and Beets

12:05 PM



This week's CSA haul consisted of:

1 quart sweet cherries
1 quart sour cherries
2 pints blueberries (1 pint disappeared in the car on the way home)
1 head red romaine letuce
1 bunch cilantro
2 heads broccoli
1 large bunch beets
3 medium cucumbers
3 small zucchini
1 small bunch kale
Well, the sweet cherries and blueberries were put out on the table and eaten as they were.  We had green salad all week that was a mix of the last of the Romaine hearts from last week, this week's red romaine, and kale. I kept it chopped in a plastic bag for easy use. The cucumbers were eaten on salads and the kids ate one of them cut up themselves.

I still don't have a plan for the broccoli (I'm working on it!).
The Zucchini will be turned into  Ur Oma's Zucchini soup for dinner tonight.

The Sour cherries were pitted and made into really gorgeous scones by my husband. He substituted 1 1/2c fresh cherries for the usual 1 c of dried.  We brought them to a Summertime Wine Party (you CAN dip them in wine if you have a big enough glass!).



The beets were made into Borscht which we had for Sunday dinner, along with ham sandwiches on marble rye and a green salad.

And that leaves the cilantro.  Guys, I hate to admit it,  but nobody in our house likes cilantro.  I think it tastes like soap... I've read that this is an inherited taste preference.   Soap scent, however, makes great SOAP!   So, I'm making a Cilantro Vinegar surface cleaner out of it, once I collect enough.

Enjoy!!

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