Happy New Year, everyone! While I try not to make resolutions that I’m just going to feel bad about not living up to, one of the things I am going to try to do this year is to post more here. I love cooking, I love writing, so why not?
My fiancee and I signed up for a winter CSA share, which I have been wanting to do for a long time. My issue, though, with CSA shares has always been the waste factor – we’re only two people, and we already throw away more produce than I would like to admit (another thing I’d like to be better at this year!). Sure, I could freeze, say, three pounds of beets every month, but it’s honestly not something I see myself doing. So when our local CSA, Winter Sun Farms, announced that they have a frozen food share, I was all over it. We get seven items a month, and everything is picked at peak harvest and frozen right away, so it’s like getting summer corn (or peppers, or whatever) in the middle of winter! I know some people don’t like frozen fruit/vegetables, but I honestly use them a lot, because of convenience and price.
We got our first share a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited!
Every month, we’ll be getting a jar of tomato puree (and a dozen eggs, which we just forgot to pick up this time, oops) – I’m planning on making spaghetti sauce with this month’s jar, but if anyone else has any other ideas (maybe a big batch of enchilada sauce?), I would love to hear them! I have plans for most of this food already – even the collards, which I haven’t ever used before – and I’m excited to get to work!