Ok so the last few weeks were so busy mostly because of midterms that I never got around to posting what was in my second CSA box even though I took pictures.  And today I went a picked up my third box, so I’m going to do a joint round up of boxes 2 and 3.

Box 2 was really beautiful.  It was a real joy to open.  Inside I found: 2 cloves of garlic, one yellow onion, 4 apples, bok choy, baby spinach, rosemary, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, collards, sweet potatoes and the most beautiful and fragrant cilantro you’ve ever seen (and smelt).  It’s possible I’ve forgotten something, but I believe I’ve gotten most of it.  I’m working from memory and it feels like ages ago that it I picked this box up.

Sadly because I was so busy, I didn’t cook too much over the last two weeks.  A few times over the weekend before midterms as breaks from working, but not too much.  Some of these beautiful things are still hanging on, but some of them didn’t make it.  The most heartbreaking bit of all, is that the aforementioned gorgeous cilantro wilted in my fridge over night even though I put it in a glass of water (advice on how to avoid this would be much appreciated).  I definitely cried a little inside when I woke up that Thursday morning and saw my gorgeous cilantro in a state not worth using.  The broccoli and the collards also bit it.  But the sweet potatoes were scarfed up as delicious spiced wedges.  And everything else is still hanging on.

I picked up Box 3 this evening and opened it to find a very colorful box.  This time I got: more leeks, more red potatoes, a sweet mama squash (which I’ve never even seen before!), beets, radishes, baby arugula, green beans, kale, red and green peppers and chives.  A lot of these are not things I would normally buy, so I went searching away on the internet for what I might do with these lovelies.  I found a few things, but I’m still lacking in inspiration, especially with the green beans and the beets (I’ve never been much of a beet person, but I’m ready to be persuaded), so if you have anything you love to do with any of these veggies, please share!

For those of you who are waiting to hear about Rhinebeck, I promise coverage is coming soon.