So. Many. Veggies.

Week 2 of my CSA brought some fresh veggies that were the same as last week as well as a couple of new items. Problem is, I’ve still got veggies left over from last week to contend with! And quickly, before they go bad. (I was just reading an article that mentioned a scary statistic: 40 percent of food produced within Canadian borders gets wasted.)

Right now the challenging items seem to be the lettuce (we got a lot of it, and there’s only so much straight-up salad greens I can eat before I become a rabbit) and the whole heads of garlic. Do you just chop up the bulb, or is there a use for the greens?

Missing from photo: a bunch of camera-shy carrots.

Missing from photo: a bunch of camera-shy carrots.

In this week’s basket:

  • Lettuce head (already used half of it to make lettuce wrap tacos)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Zucchini
  • Beet bunch
  • Carrot bunch
  • Fresh garlic
  • Garlic scapes (going to attempt garlic-basil pesto)
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Cherries

Any thoughts on what to do with the garlic bulbs?

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About Erin

Bookworm, word nerd, grammar geek. Small town girl, living in a lonely world. Running a race-per-month in 2013.
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3 Responses to So. Many. Veggies.

  1. Tammy says:

    I chop them up or mince them and put them in everything. Love to throw a few cloves in with veggies that are roasting.

  2. If you come up with a solution for the massive amounts of salad greens, let me know!

    • Erin says:

      Haven’t figured out a solution yet. Had to toss the greens from two weeks ago, will try to use up the lettuce from last weekend’s CSA tonight. Looked for ideas on the interwebs, and apparently past-their-prime salad greens can make for a good soup, but that seems a bit too ambitious for me…

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