The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #20 2


Ok folks, this is the last show of our summer CSA.  20 great weeks finishing up with a plentiful share today.  Don’t worry, we will keep posting daily to help keep you going for the next few weeks before the winter CSA starts up.  Let’s take a look at the goodies from today:

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  • 3 popcorn cobs
  • 8 apples
  • 1 red cabbage
  • bag of cranberries
  • bag of Brussels sprouts
  • 3 broccoli
  • 4 watermelon radish
  • 1 dumpling squash
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 giant spaghetti squash 
  • 8 onions
  • 11 sweet potatoes

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  • 1 red cabbage 
  • 2 broccoli
  • 2 popcorn cobs
  • 2 dumpling squash
  • 5 onions
  • bag of Brussels sprouts
  • bag of cranberries
  • 6 apples
  • 6 watermelon radish
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 10 sweet potatoes

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  • 2 bags of spinach

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  • 6 honey crisp apples

I’ve noticed a good amount of talk this week about the popcorn on the cob.  I felt determined to try this microwave method myself.  After such micro-success with the popcorn we got from the farm stand in February (albeit from Hadley, MA so a different batch), I just thought it had to work again!  Just to recap photos from our February post:

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Stubborn me, I’ll be honest here and let you now that I didn’t have the same success with this batch in the microwave. Of course not, I have one cob of burnt popcorn in my woods for the animals to have and the other one we got about a cup of popcorn.  But, it’s all about trying new things, right?  We will try again this week with the stovetop method and let you know how it goes.

This is my brown butter and citrus popcorn:

Before you begin the popcorn you want to start the butter.  Brown butter is just that, butter that has been cooked long enough to evaporate the water and brown the solids.  It gives an awesome nutty flavor to the popcorn.  Take 8 Tablespoons of butter and a small pot.

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 Melt the butter, Stirring constantly.  It will start to bubble, this is the water evaporating.

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You will start to see the butter turn golden and smell like hazelnuts.  When the butter is just a shade lighter than what you want, remove the butter from the heat and pour it into a bowl.

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Zest half of a lime and half of an orange into the butter, stir together.

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Now to pop the corn (or how I tried anyways).  I put one ear of corn into a paper lunch bag and use a second bag to seal the other. 

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I put the bag into the microwave for two and a half minutes.  

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Pour the popcorn into a bowl and drizzle with the citrus brown butter. The brown butter is pretty amazing.  You can also cool this and use it as a spread.  Yum!  Please note that we popped some corn in our air popper to add to our mix, I had my heart set on popcorn tonight!  If you have luck with the pop corn let me know!

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2 thoughts on “The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #20

  • Kathleen Spaeth

    When I picked up my last Small Summer CSA Share (this past Monday), with my 2 Ears of Potential Popcorn, Jamie advised me not to Microwave the Ears. She specifically said to pop these Kernels using the Stove Top Method. I don’t believe that these Ears can handle the Heat of the Microwave. I was planning on popping these Ears tonight, after the Ghouls and Goblins have finished their Tricks and Treating.

    • Jess

      Thanks for checking in, Kathleen, and please let us know how things went with the stove top method on your end. We’re still experimenting to see what the best method is with these particular cobs, and the more data, the better! 🙂