We have one CSA Iron Chef. If there are more of you out there then send in a picture and maybe we'll have to have a competition. Mr CSA Iron Chef's main goal is to come up with a meal using only farm fresh ingredients (other than olive oil, etc). His greatest challenge is to combine all the ingredients in one box into a meal. I keep thinking that one week I'm going to make him up a box with all sorts of things and see what he creates.
Wow-- Check out this dish! All with farm produce and chicken.
Squash, snap peas (hmmm- did he freeze them or did they just last that long as I thought snap peas were done 2 weeks ago?), fingerling potatoes and chicken.
I believe 2 types of garlic were used as well. One garlic type with the potatoes and another with the veggies. He probably threw some shallots and onions in there too but I can't tell from the picture.
This week more potatoes--- they are large white fleshed potatoes. The name of the potato-- not sure because my veggie marker ink wore off the marker and I never got around to writing the potato names in my little book (I figured why take the time when I have these cool markers in the ground). I'll have to look through my records and see what I bought and match them up after..... :)
We are HOPING!!!! for rain so we went outside tonight and picked 45 lbs of potatoes till it was too dark to tell the difference between a potato and a rock. (yes, I weighed the potatoes after picking them)
Let's all do a rain dance as we need some rain and I am tired of watering. I'm glad our well is done and we can water, but a nice rain would be so much better.
The Color Ranger chickens are processed and in the fridge/freezer!!! This is the bird we'll grow from now on as it is fabulous. They are all around 3.8-4.5 lbs. Flat price of $15 each.
We will have a batch of cornish cross in 2 weeks. Those are the same kind of chickens you buy in the grocery store but they also have a much better taste when grown on pasture. Lots of white meat on the cornish cross whereas the color rangers have less white meat.