CSA | Tomatoes

In this week's box: Sungold tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, strawberries (!), arugula, broccoli, beets with greens, onions, carrots with greens, fennel, new potatoes, and a head of garlic.

Half of last week's broccoli joined mushrooms and lemon-dressed kasha with a side of balsamic braised cipollini onions. There is no picture because it was one of those nights, but it was delicious. I'm a sucker for anything in balsamic, though.

This week's strawberries were eaten with some homemade whipped cream. Yum yum yum.

Last week's chard became Chard alla Romana with the addition of pine nuts, raisins, and onions. Potatoes, carrots, onions, and pickles came together for a cold salad, and the rest of the broccoli was simply steamed and dressed with some homemade mustard butter.

The pickle potato salad is one of our go-to potluck dishes. It's easy to prepare the night before and is better the second day. This was my second attempt at a flavored butter and it was good, but I think we're just really simple folks. We just like the taste of plain ol' butter.

All of the sungold tomatoes were cooked up in a simple pasta sauce with some capers and leftover grilled veggies to top linguine.

It feels like forever since we've had a basic pasta dish. Eating them is always like coming home.

Our meat dish for the week was lemon thyme lamb with potatoes and olives and wedges of cream braised cabbage.

This cabbage recipe is from Molly Wizenberg's book and it's one of our absolute favorites. It's so sweet and truly delicious; Steve and I eat a half a head of cabbage in one sitting.

The absolute star of the week was okonomiyaki; Japanese pancakes with cabbage, carrots, and onion mixed into the batter and topped with shrimp and a tomato-based sauce.

This was so fast to prepare and the sauce was especially amazing. This one goes in the "keep" pile of recipes. We'll probably make it again next week.

Finally, This week's tomatoes were chopped up and joined some onion for a tortilla lime soup.

Simple, fast, and good. It hit all the marks.

I need to get caught up in my menu planning! It seems that Friday is already here before we've finished up the prior week's veggies and are starting in on the current week's store when we pick up our next box. Sheesh!


  1. I am not a big cabbage fan. Not sure why, but the okonomiyaki looks delicious. Where did you find the recipe?

    1. The Okonomiyaki recipe is in the Sunday's At Moosewood Cookbook. I first read about it on the blog Field Wonderful and she has an adapted recipe posted there: http://fieldwonderful.blogspot.com/2009/07/okonomiyaki-its-delicious-cabbage.html Try it! You won't regret it!

  2. You do inspire me to to cook different meals! Now when will I execute them is another matter all together :)

  3. Wow! Now I'm hungry! Heading to Field Wonderful to get the recipe for the okonomiyaki...that looks delish~ thanks for sharing!

  4. Tomatoes..yay!!! I can't wait for ours to start ripening. And a simple pasta dish is the perfect way to use them. Everything looks delish Courtney.

  5. Your food looks amazing!!! The tortilla lime soup sounds especially good.

  6. I so look forward to this post every week. It's so inspirational!