Sunday, June 21, 2009

I love my CSA!

I wrote a few months back that Steve and I signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we pick up every Tuesday. We love it and have tried so many new things because of it.

Tonight we decided to use up a bag of Braising Greens, which are a mixture of hardy greens such as kale, chard, collards, mustard, bok choy, radicchio, and turnip greens. We rinsed them off and chopped them up for a pasta dish. I started with a little EVOO in a pan with some garlic, chopped green onions and chives, and pine nuts. After a few minutes I added the Braising Greens.

Once the greens began to wilt, I added about 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes and some pasta sauce.

If you are interested, I used a pasta sauce from Trader Joe's.

I also used pasta from our CSA. This was a tomato basil pasta that was fresh when we got it, but we put it in the freezer the day we picked it up (it came only a few days before we left for our 2 week long trip at the end of May and we didn't have time to use it before we left). I could still tell that it was homemade because as I was boiling it, some of the basil came off and was floating in the water.
Here was my portion, which really satisfied me (I think the red pepper flakes helped too because I ate it slowly because it had some "bite" to it)!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!



I always think about joining a CSA...but a lot of things rot in my fridge already as is...

Anonymous said...

That looks awesome! I didn't know CSAs did pasta and stuff too! We signed up for one when we moved here but we've been on the waiting list for two years. :( I'm pouty about the situation!

Anne said...

That's so cool that you got pasta from your CSA! I didn't know they did that. Your meal looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful recipe!! I just bought a HUGE AMOUNT of kale, and I have been really confused on how to eat it all up! thank you!!!


Peanut Butter Swirl said...

mm that looks amazing!!!