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Holy Crap, I LOVE My CSA! (Pink Asian Noodle Soup)

Tonight’s haul from Local Roots NYC:

  • A large bunch of unbelievably beautiful red amaranth (aka Chinese spinach)
  • A large bunch of curly kale
  • Enough green radicchio for several salads
  • A bouquet of purple basil so pretty I want to walk down the aisle carrying it
  • Golf-ball-sized radishes, perfect for these outrageous-looking Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips
  • Two quarts of cherries so large and juicy Harry can barely fit one in his mouth
Inspired by the CSA’s suggestion that red amaranth is great in soups, I tossed some into a pot of Overnight Chicken Soup along with chicken potstickers and noodles. The soup turned pink! Harry was thrilled. He, naturally, only ate the soup and the noodles. I topped Stephen’s and my bowls with chopped scallions, a drizzle of sesame oil, and a shot of sriracha. Fabulous dinner in under 15 minutes.
OK, so maybe Stephen and I got a little overheated, eating steaming-hot bowls of soup in July. It was totally worth it, every drippy-nosed second.
Holy crap, I love my CSA. Local Roots has completely restored my faith in the whole idea.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. We got a delivery from our CSA today, too. Lettuce, chard, kale, peas, and two glorious buckets full of strawberries!

  2. Just joined a CSA too, just two blocks from my home. Somehow that bounty feels like treasure, so I can totally relate to your enthusiasm re same. I feel this responsibility to eat it all while it's at its peak, since I know how much work went into growing it.

  3. Just joined a CSA too, just two blocks from my workplace

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