Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Flavors

Today's prompt is: Did you taste any new flavors this year? Did you love or hate them or something in between? Will you incorporate these new flavors into your life? by Bethany

Yes....we absolutely tried new flavors this year.
We joined a CSA for the first time. I felt we were stuck in a rut with food choices and wanted to try something new. And a great bonus was that it supported local farmers!! YEA!

Every week we got a bag of groceries and either a cheese or farm fresh eggs. We were all excited about it!! I should clarify I am not a cook. I do not enjoy anything about cooking. I have been a out of a box or restaurant type of person my whole life. So I was excited to try new things and hopefully eat healthier.

We tried things like kohlrabi and beets and kale and squash and eggplant. And this:
7 Days: Day 6
This happens to be garlic scrapes. And no I would not recommend it! Scratch that- I would not recommend me cooking it for you.

Did I like all these new flavors? Hmmmm....hard to say. Some YES!! and some OH HELL NO!! Over the summer I posted a lot of pictures of food on Facebook asking what I got and what do I do with it. :) And some weeks I was excited to try something new and others ....well the food just went to waste or to other people.

Will I do the CSA next year? No, probably not. Mostly because we are a family of 5 and some weeks we would get 1 beet or 2 potatoes. Well what doesn't feed a family of 5. Also, there wasn't enough of what I consider normal vegetables. My plan for next year is to just go to the farmer markets. With all that said I am still definitely glad I did it. As I got to try new things and that was fun.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same challenge with our CSA. Too much squash and kale and not enough potato, tomato or herbs. I'm sticking with the farmer's market.