I got rhubarb in last week’s CSA and again in this week’s CSA, which I picked up from the food market in Chestnut Hill. I wanted to do something fun with it and realized that I was really pushing it to keep rhubarb for a week (probably best to use within a few days) so I got to work finding a delicious recipe. I love dessert and knew when I came across rhubarb crisp from Taste of Home, I knew it was the one I was going to use. I did not have any cornstarch so I went online and searched for a substitute. According to Epicurious, you can use three tablespoons of flour for every one tablespoon of cornstarch so I did just that and it turned out well! Here’s another tip, it took a little longer than expected to cut up the rhubarb and strawberries so I recommend waiting to turn on the oven so it does not overheat your house (especially in the summer!) A good time to turn it on is when you start to make the crumb topping. Using vanilla ice cream is highly recommended.
I also received turnips again and green asparagus in the CSA. In addition, I had some broccoli, onions, and peppers in the refrigerator. I picked up my favorite skillet sauce from Target called Fajita made by FronteraFiesta. It is easy to use and delicious! After sautéing the vegetables in a wok with some grapeseed oil, I added the sauce and cooked it for an additional five minutes. My husband ate the stir-fry by itself and I wrapped it up in a tortilla to make a burrito. Yum!
To round out the stir-fry entrée, I made a garden salad with the romaine lettuce, green onions, and radishes, all from the CSA. I also added walnuts and avocado and used balsamic and olive oil to dress the salad. It was tasty; the walnuts added a nice crunch and the avocado was creamy.
Dinner was delicious and well rounded! I’m so glad I joined the CSA community this year. It is definitely challenging me to try new foods and to cook more often. I also feel healthier since I have been eating more vegetables. Picking the CSA up from the Market at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill, PA has worked out really well. I come on Wednesdays when Poppy’s Café is open so I can get my coffee beans for the week. Neidermyer’s Poultry is also open and it’s a great option for anyone looking for chicken in Chestnut Hill. In addition, Ranck’s Lunchmeats is open. Ranck’s is a terrific destination for those looking for lunch in Chestnut Hill. You can eat in or take away your lunch and bring it back to your office or at home.