CSA Week 2

26 Aug

Hey all. Sorry I disappeared at the end of last week. Things got really busy! Then I spent yesterday at training to become a Girls on the Run assistant coach (and also maybe with a bit of a wine hangover. Oops.). More on coaching soon, I hope.

Anyway, I have some catch-up recipes to share with you this week, but today is CSA day, so I wanted to share the haul:

All together.

Above you see:

  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 pattypan squashes
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 Armenian cucumber
  • 2 regular cucumbers
  • 5 citrus fruits — maybe a mix of oranges and tangerines?

And here you see:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 2 avocadoes
  • 1 bunch of some kind of peppery greens (very bottom) — any guesses?
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of scallions

I am currently struggling to meal plan for the week, so here are some tentative thoughts:

  • Tortilla soup — using scallions, avocado, cilantro, kale, and maybe some squash
  • Minestrone — using kale, squash, and basil
  • Pasta — using same as minestrone
  • Tacos — using same as tortilla soup, minus the kale and plus the cherry tomatoes

That’s all I have so far. Clearly my thoughts aren’t straying far from Mexican and Italian! Here’s my exercise plan for the week:

Monday — 30-minute run/walk
Tuesday — Total body strength-training
Wednesday — 30-minute run/walk
Thursday — Rest
Friday — 20-minute yoga podcast
Saturday — 5K run/walk
Sunday — Active rest (walk around the farmers market and an easy 20-minute yoga podcast)

I did well this past week, though I skipped my Saturday run due to the aforementioned circumstances, and I swapped a couple of days around. I do have to pat myself on the back for my Thursday run this week. I managed to shave 1:30 off my pace for the 2.5 miles I’ve been doing at a time! My pace is still not competitive — we’re talking 11:30 instead of 13:00, due to the amount of walking I still incorporate) — but it’s a big improvement for me, in only a couple of weeks. I also found a new route, which I much prefer to the way I’ve been logging my miles.

Did you have any fitness or kitchen victories this week? Share them!

P.S. Check out other CSA boxes from all over at In Her Chucks! It’s so interesting to see what other people are receiving each week.

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8 Responses to “CSA Week 2”

  1. Tammy August 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    I went for a great hike this morning and got home and did a “fridge dump” breakfast – using up lots of leftovers in eggs and others in yogurts.

    • Brigid August 27, 2012 at 7:42 am #

      That sounds like a great start to the day! I love hiking.

  2. inherchucks August 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    Armenian cucumbers look so cool! I have yet to try one but I have been seeing them a lot in other people’s boxes.

    I host a weekly CSA LInk party and would love for you to be a part of it. Come and check it out and add your link. http://inherchucks.com/2012/08/23/whats-in-the-box-40/. Hope to see you there!

    • Brigid August 27, 2012 at 7:43 am #

      Thanks for sharing the link-up! I just participated. It’s fun to see what everyone else has.

      I’ll have to talk a little bit more about the Armenian cucumbers. They are such fun, and I’m not typically a big cucumber fan.

      • inherchucks August 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

        Thanks for linking up Brigid! Now I REALLY want an Armenian cucumber because I AM a VERY big cucumber fan 🙂

  3. whilehewasout August 27, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    I love the idea of the veggie box, what a pity we don’t have it around here. Or maybe I should look better? Seems like a box of possibilities for me : )!
    Anyway, I do lots of biking to and from work and turbo jamming the week away… the Mr is joining in too sometimes!

    • Brigid August 27, 2012 at 7:44 am #

      I recommend checking out http://www.localharvest.org/ to see if there is a CSA or coop in your area. It’s a lot of fun. I love that you bike to work! I wish that were feasible for me. LA is just not very bike-friendly, especially since I work close to 15 miles from home (and have kind of a ridiculous bike at that).

      • whilehewasout August 27, 2012 at 10:09 am #

        Haha don’t worry my bike is also at least 25 years old, foldable, though the road to work is flat as a pancake, very bike friendly. Thanks for the link! A pity I’m in Hungary 😉

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