Friday, July 9, 2010

More Greens!

No, not another Green Monster.... yet!

After taking Brian to the airpot (he is spending the next five days with a friend from college in Illinois. They are going caving, camping, and kayaking!), I came home to find this beauty sitting on our front porch:
Oh yeah, our first CSA box from Farm Fresh to You! I have been eagerly awaiting its arrival all week!

Inside I found all these goodies:
According to the newsletter, we received: 1lb Red Flame grapes, 1 seasonal melon, 1lb yellow nectarines, 1.5lbs mixed squash, 1 bunch of Nantes carrots, .5lbs Gypsy peppers, 1lb tomatoes, 1 bunch of celery, and 1 bunch of basil.

We will be receiving a box like this every 2 weeks from FFTY. It's costing us $25 a box and I am super excited to start experimenting with more fresh produce! 

If you live in the SF Bay Area and are interesting in trying a CSA, FFTY has a refer-a-friend program where you can get $5 your first delivery and I will get a free delivery! Use promo code 6164 and mention Megan Ellis.

SUPER EXCITING EDIT!: Farm Fresh to You delivers all the way up in the Sacramento area too! Go crazy, NorCal friends!

The other fun green news I have concerns my lunch yesterday. I drove to Walnut Creek to visit my sorority sister, bridesmaid, and awesome friend Lindy.

At my wedding last summer!

She took me to lunch at Tomatina and I had a piadine.

Basically, a piadini is a big, warm flatbread right out of the woodfire oven topped with a salad. When you get it, you fold it in half and eat it like a big taco! I had the Caprese piadine (Romaine hearts, fresh mozzarella, oven-dried tomatoes, pesto, balsamic vinaigrette, and parmesan) on a wheat flatbread. 

Wowowow! I am going to have to learn how to make these ASAP! The combo of the warm bread with the cool salad was to die for. I could eat one of these every single day! It looks like there are lots of recipes out there, so I'll start experimenting soon!

Two questions for you today:
1. Do you participate in a CSA? How often do you get your box?
2. Have you ever had piadine? Do you make your own?


  1. I totally took my sister to Tomatina 2 days ago. Let me know if you have a craving - I have a bogo free card to Tomatina :) -Candy