Scarf The Greens!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 17, 2010

Hey guys!

Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday. I am trucking along and trying not to get too stressed out that I am really behind in my preparation for Saturday’s market. I had a few set backs this morning! I’m really hoping the clock ticks a bit slower from now until Saturday morning.

I thought I would show you what wonderful goodies arrived in this week’s CSA! We have a lot of SCARFING to do!

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Eric and I both noticed that the volume of our half share has increased this week! Must be getting into the plentiful season!


We agreed it is impossible not to have a super clean diet when you have a CSA share. So many veggies to eat! Eric also said that he has noticed he has a lot more energy since eating less processed foods and more veggies. I think he is slowly discovering that good wholesome foods = happier Eric! I think when people make changes to their diet, they really have to experience the benefits first hand before they will believe it…

Apples, cucumber, green onions, garlic scapes (mhauhuaa), lettuce, fresh basil, etc.


Green Monster joy…


Afternoon breaks (with nut butter!)…


The lettuce is so light and fluffy…


The battle of the Green Onion and Garlic Scape! DUN, DUN, DUN!


My oh my.

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So dainty and delicate.




What is this?


I know you guys will pull through on this one for me, as always! :biggrin:

Also, can you believe I have never had fresh basil at home before?


Am I supposed to plant this? I do not have a green thumb, although I do try! Last summer I planted herbs (from the seeds) and they didn’t grow. Maybe I just did it wrong?

The basil smells SO good! Eric and I were drooling in the car over it.

I knew exactly what I wanted for lunch today….

A toasted sandwich with fresh basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus, avocado, EVOO, pepper, and sea salt!


This was INCREDIBLE!!!! I almost died when I tasted how good fresh basil is on a sandwich!!!


Seriously, how did I not know this?


Liquid energy…for a busy baker.


Along with a Liberate GF + Raw Glo Bar! YUM.


This was one of my favourite lunches in a long time!

Well, I need to get back to work. Going to be a very late one tonight, so I will likely see you in the morning! Have a lovely day.

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Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous June 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

Don’t forget to make some pesto with that fresh basil.



Cathy Breit June 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

first time commenter here, but i read quite often…..had to comment on your mystery green, because…I grow it!! :) it is a variety of Kale and it is an heirloom variety…I get my seeds for it directly through the “Seed Savers Exchange” which is an heirloom seed sharing company.


Wendy June 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

You should use some of your basil to make this AMAZING Avocado Pesto Pasta. I made it recently, but used toasted walnuts instead of pine nuts (because they are so freakin’ expensive) and I added a bit of baby spinach to cut some of the strong basil flavor. I can’t even tell you how good it is except that you want to lick your plate clean. I could not have imagined a pesto would be so good without cheese, but I was shocked….and so was my family, who are still meat-eaters! Also try it in wraps with hummus and veggies or spread on top of a vegan pizza with veggies. This pesto will blow you away!


Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) June 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

There’s nothing yummier (smelling and tasting) than fresh basil! :-)


bobbie (mymamaruns)1 June 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

You can put that basil right in a pot or in the ground and I assure you it will grow wonderfully and give you many glorious meals! I wish I was local to you and could check out your stuff at the market :(


Amanda June 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Nothing beats fresh basil. I planted 7 basil plants this year! If you can’t eat it all, be sure to let it dry out and then crumble it to use when needed. It is amazing compared to store bought dried basil!


Erin June 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I find it comical that your CSA gives you mystery greens for your blog readers to identify :) Mine gives out a nice newsletter with each box including a list of what’s inside and some recipes. Mystery greens could be kinda fun though. I was going to predict that you’ll fall in love with putting fresh basil in everything, but it seems that you already have!


CathyK June 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Good Luck at the market, Angela!
I’m in Waterloo…wish I was a tad closer so I could visit! All the best!!!


Susan June 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Eee, I hope it’s not too late to sign up for a CSA by the time I get to TO. My roommies and I are already pumped about it!! Which says a lot really, thankfully I’m living with people who get excited about vegetables too ;)


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