Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Tyranny of the Produce
One of our friends is a CSA host, so any produce left after people pick up their shares is his to deal with. He gives it to me. I have a reputation for being willing to take anybody's leftovers - food, clothes, fabric, whatever (tonight my dad dropped off a box of old-school printer paper that was junk at his business - now my kids have blank paper to work with, not recycling bin cast offs!). I am very disturbed by waste, so I am usually game to try to use things up.
Recently, I dealt with cabbages and cucumbers from our friend's CSA. I made one cabbage into German slaw and froze it; I still have two cabbages in the fridge (it's cracking). Do you have other preservation ideas for cabbage? I should want to make sauerkraut, but I have something like four quarts in the freezer already, thanks to an industrious friend.
I'm bracing for an onslaught of CSA zucchinis. Please share your ideas in the comments for managing the zucchini explosion. You know this is why all the Mennonites lock their car doors at church in the summer, right? No one wants a surprise sack of zucchini.