What’s in the Box? Summer 2012 CSA Week Eight (+ Vegan MoFo on the Horizon!)

As I write this, I’m wearing sweatpants and drinking an Octoberfest seasonal release beer. I’m munching a cookie made with (freshly roasted!) pumpkin, and I wore a coat to work today. The signs are all there – summer is clearly on its way out the door. Sigh. At least I have two more weeks of CSA goodness after this one, though, and I do love me some cool-weather produce.

But I’m getting ahead of myself – this week’s box still featured a decent amount of summery produce. Check it out:

Basket full o' produce, featuring carrots, peppers, spinach, and more!

Also some wintery things…

We already gobbled up that bok choi and at least one of those peppers – S made a yummy tofu stir fry while I was at the gym yesterday evening. Delightful.

Did you notice that bag of intriguingly colored lumpy things to the left of the basket? Kinda weird looking, eh?

Plastic bag with dark purple potatoes.


They’re brightly colored purple potatoes! Not quite as brightly colored as these late-summer tomatoes, though:

Bright red tomatoes in a plastic bag.


That top tomato is a little iffy… still, not bad for a mid-September basket, eh? No, precious, not bad at all. Here’s what we got:

  • Anaheim peppers
  • Bok choi
  • Carmen sweet peppers
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Leeks
  • Purple potatoes
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes (assorted heirlooms & slicers)

So, here’s the usual question – what should I make with my stash?!

And finally, a quick word on things to come in October. As I have for the past two years, this year I’ll be participating in… Vegan MoFo! It’s the vegan month of food, where bloggers commit to posting about vegan food at least 20 days out of the month. For the past three years, I’ve posted every single day during MoFo month, and I think I’m going to try to keep my streak going. But I want to know what you want to see! Last year I did a couple of recipe showdowns that were really well-received, and I also posted a new muffin recipe every Monday. Should I do more of the same this year? Come up with a new theme entirely? What do you want to see for Vegan MoFo?!

Curious about what other folks are getting in their CSA boxes this time of year? Check out the What’s in the Box? link party for this week!


4 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? Summer 2012 CSA Week Eight (+ Vegan MoFo on the Horizon!)

  1. So excited for Vegan MoFo. I’m not really a blogger but am a devoted supporter of everyone posting. I loved the recipe showdowns especially last year. It’s definitely getting Autumnal over in England too. Perhaps you should make the “Peruvian Purple Potato Soup” from Appetite for Reduction to use those beautiful taters. It uses jalapenos too!


  2. Pingback: Peruvian Not-so-Purple Potato Soup « la vida vegga

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