Hi everyone, Jess here to recap the third CSA pickup of the winter season! Hope everyone has been enjoying their end-of-the-year activities! I feel like this CSA box was perfectly timed with those gatherings with friends and family, there was a lovely bounty to be shared.
- Goat Cheese Trifecta (from Westfield Farm– I got Blue Cheese, Fiery Fig and Chocolate)
- Chocolate Goat Cheese Served with red wine and roasted beet cubes
- Fiery Fig Served with Mini-Toasts
- I accidentally brought home a blueberry lemon instead of the blue cheese, and I haven’t used it yet. It will likely end up on bagels. If you have any other yummy ideas to share, let me know!
- Milk Choice (I chose cream and low-fat)
- Meat (I received a package of bacon and pork chops)
- Breakfast! Bacon with Pancakes and Eggs (Bacon roasted at 400 degrees on a parchment lined cookie sheet)
- Bacon fat was saved and used in multiple dishes throughout the week (see below)
- Pan Seared Pork Chops with a Creamy Pan Gravy (Recipe in the works!)
- New Potatoes
- In Pancakes
- In the Wintertime Brunch
- In the Wintertime Brunch (Sweet Potato Hash)
- Pan-Seared Jordan Brother’s Scallops with a Cider Shallot Reduction (recipe in the works!)
- Roasted with the beets, and later enjoyed by moi while standing at the kitchen counter procrastinating on wrapping things late at night
- Rainbow Carrots
- Shredded into the holiday salad
- Into a colorful slaw with the purple cabbage
- A couple put out for Santa’s reindeer
- Baby Spinach
- Salad for a holiday dinner at the cousin’s house
- Purple Cabbage
- Colorful Slaw
- Apple Cider
- Pan-Seared Jordan Brother’s Scallops with a Cider Shallot Reduction
- Sliced into Salad
- Shredded and served with goat cheese
- Roasted and cubed, served with chocolate goat cheese, thinly sliced radish and red wine
I hope you enjoyed this share box as much as we did! It was wonderfully timed with the vacation and dinners with friends and family.
I had big plans for my chocolate goat cheese. I was going to slice the cheese into rounds, cook up little graham cracker crusts and make mini cheesecake tarts with a sweet cream topping. Instead, I got together with my dear friend Kerri and we enjoyed it as-is with a bottle of red wine. I love to sip the wine against the rich flavors of this cheese. Sweet cubes of roasted beet and spicy radish were also out for sampling. I took no picture, because, well, there was wine involved and I honestly forgot. Also not pictured were my midnight snack of parsnips standing at my kitchen counter during a gift wrapping session. You know how it goes during the holidays…
A reminder that if you have a Christmas Tree that needs recycling, you can bring it to the farm until January 9th! The critters at the farm consider the pine needles to be a tasty treat. Please be sure to remove all decorations and tinsel as I’m sure that’s not good for their bellies. The stumps are then burned and used in next season’s compost!
I look forward to checking in with you soon for the 4th CSA pickup of the season. A little birdie told me that coffee will be a featured item!