squash Blossom

2015 CSA Spring June 13th

2015 CSA                Spring           June 13th                     Planet Earth Diversified


  • Fresh Dug Potatoes
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Tomato
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Spring Onions
  • Flat Parsley
  • Poultry Herb Blend
  • Thai Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Squash Blossoms


CSA: Tomato, freshly dug new potatoes, more edible flowers and a new take on eating collard greens: Crazy Cajun wraps…Baba Yaga rolls…whatever you call them, they are an easy and quick way to enjoy your collards this week. We took grated ginger, ham, onion, sweet peppers & cardamom, sprinkled this chopped blend with balsamic then wrapped this in a collard leaf and fastend it with a toothpick. Finished by pouring olive oil around and over top a bit…cooked for 15 mins @ 350..then sat for 5 in cooling oven.


With the herbs and new potatoes a simple oven roast would sufice to enjoy the flavors; coat bite sized cuts of potato in olive oil and chopped poultry herbs on a roll sheet or pan with sides; roast at 325 for 30 minutes or until golden on outside and soft when pierced with a fork. Chopped onion can be included for a sweet accent to the roasting. A potato salad from boiled potatoes and onion or chive would make a nice side dish on some of these more warmer evenings.

Tomato, onion, oregano and squash blossoms this week would make for a yummy combo, whether they end up as toppings for pizza or pasta, as ingredients for omelet or quiche, or used as enhancement for stuffing the blossoms. This combo is also a great start for “sopa de flor de calabaza”, roughly traslated as soup of the squash flowers; a delicacy considering how prickly the plant is. J Enjoy!