The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that my roommate and I joined started this past week. We are sharing a full share of vegetables and a half share of eggs (6 eggs per week). The CSA we joined is called Practically Organic which is locally owned and operated by Shawn Sizer and Mary Ann Owens. To learn more, check out their website. This first week we received red scallions, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, beets and six eggs. My roommate was nice enough to make us dinner one night using the CSA veggies. It was a baguette cut into mini crostini pieces toasted with olive oil and then on top was a ricotta and lemon zest mixture. On top of the crostini, we added shredded beets, carrots, broccoli and the red scallions. Very refreshing and delicious dinner!
We had one beet leftover and I was looking for a recipe to try beets in a new way. I found this Roasted Beets and Sweets recipe on All Recipes and decided to give it a try. It turned out delicious. The onions started to caramelize and the vegetables became very tender and flavorful. Definitely a recipe worth trying even if you aren’t a huge beets fan!
Also above is a picture of the first six eggs we received. Aren’t they just gorgeous? I love the little brown egg. I used some of them in a birthday cake I made for my little brother. Next week, I can’t wait to scramble up my eggs and have them for breakfast!