Monday, August 30, 2010
This week we received: Basil, Cippolini Onions, Cucumbers, Edamame, Eggplant, Garlic, Poblano Peppers, Red Lettuce, Red Onions, Roma Tomatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Mini Peppers, Yellow or Dragon Tongue Beans and Patty Pan Squash
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Before we went to Kate's cabin, I made salsa to bring along. It was good salsa uses so many vegetables: tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic & peppers. I also brought the watermelon and tomato and cucumber salad to the cabin.
We made the Salsa Verde from our CSA Newsletter with the tomatillos, onion, cilantro, jalapenos and garlic.
I made this Grilled Baba Ghanoush with eggplant from the CSA as well as an eggplant from our garden. This was really good and Patrick liked it better than hummus.
Both Patrick and I were home for lunch one Friday, so I made these zucchini sticks with this marinara sauce. We both loved the marinara sauce and the zucchini sticks were a great way to use up our zucchini from our CSA.
I made this roasted salsa from the CSA Newsletter. It was really good and used up the rest of the onions, jalapenos and garlic from our CSA box.
I tossed out the collard greens and arugula, which is pretty good considering we were gone a majority of the time.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
After weeks of 90 degree heat you would think a trip a couple hours north the temperature would cool off enough to be bearable. It cooled off quite a bit and we ended up wearing hooded sweatshirts and jeans a majority of the weekend.
Here is the entire group. Back row: Le, Elysia, Kate, Heather, Kasie and Shanna. Front row: Jeff, Jachin, Ty, Nick, David, Sara and Patrick.
Of course we had plenty of food. Elysia brought an enormous batch of pasta salad, Jachin brought brats and sausages from Kramarczuk's Deli, Jeff brought some venison for sandwiches and Kate made Tator Tot Dish. Since we received CSA vegetables the Thursday before our trip we brought the tomato cucumber salad, a watermelon and homemade pico de gallo.
Jachin found his sleeping spot outside again. He is the perfect friend to bring along; no fighting with him about where to sleep and he does a great job of getting the bonfire started each night.
On Sunday morning it was pretty windy and cold so we decided that we were going to take a trip into town. Not everyone had met Paul Bunyon's girlfriend Lucette yet, so that was must since there is a huge shrine to her in Hackensack.
There was an auction going on in Hackensack, so we checked that out. We also stopped at the Hackensack essentials: The Sweet Shop and the playground. The auction had a concession stand with walking tacos so a few of us had those for lunch. After our little adventure in Hackensack we went on towards Walker to see if anything was going on there. We ended up splitting into two groups. Half of the group went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and the rest of us went to a bar to watch the Twins game.
As we were leaving Walker the sun was shining and it seemed warm. When we got back to the cabin the wind storm returned, but a few people were troopers and went into the lake anyway.
Ty and Le were leaving that night so we had a little tournament of bean bags and ladder golf before they left. Elysia made the brackets and somehow she and David ended up winning both events:).
Kate had picked blueberries the week before in the Apostle Islands, so us girls had Blueberry Raspberry pie for dessert one night.
On Monday we discovered if you move away from the cabin the weather was much nicer. The campground next door had a wide open field, we had three footballs and eleven people, so we took advantage and played a game of touch football.
Here is Team Tumor, in honor of Lucette's tumor on her hip.
And here is team Bunyon, in honor of Paul.
Team Tumor ended up dominating Team Bunyon. Kasie was voted MVP and played with no shoes. It was intense. It ended up being a day of activities: football in the morning, volleyball and swimming in the afternoon and golf in the evening.
David, Heather, Elysia and Nick left on Monday evening. The rest of us stuck around until Tuesday. Tuesday ended up being the day the wind finally calmed down and ended up being the nicest day of the entire trip.