Artichokes, Beets, and Carrots, oh my!

weekly CSA share
Look at those carrots! They’re huge!

What’s that near the bottom? I bet they don’t get prickly pear pads at CSAs up North. We do, obviously, and, while they were initially something new and strange, we quickly realized that they were good to eat, too. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how you can make a tasty dish from nopales (prickly pear pads).

The rest includes:

  • Artichokes (4)
  • Beets (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (3 Ginormous)
  • Quelites (traded for another nopales)
  • Nopales (1 pad)
  • Summer Squash (4)
  • Grapefruit (2)
  • Grilling Onions (1 bunch)

Spring is here and so are the squash. These are the first of the season, so they are still a bit on the small side. But, later they’ll be larger, and more numerous, and often. We’ll manage. We already know how we are using one of the nopales, but we’ll keep it a surprise until Friday. The rest? Wait and see.

May 8 Update: The Nopales went into a couple of batches of Nopalitoes con Papas y Mas along with a few of the grilling onions. We stuffed the summer squash and had them for dinner one night, the beets went into Beets and Walnuts in an Orange-Balsamic sauce for dinner. The beet greens we had steamed as a side along with steamed artichokes.

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