One of the biggest reasons people don’t re-subscribe to a CSA is because they feel like they waste too much food. Knowing what types of ingredients typically pair well with produce that’s in season will help you waste less food. Here are some ingredients that I find myself using week after week when preparing our CSA share items:
Pasta or baguette
Oils and vinegars:
Eggs & Dairy:
Parmesan cheese (grated)
Feta or Gorgonzola (strong-tasting)
Ingredients like bacon, strong-flavored cheeses, chicken broth, cayenne peppers, onion, and shallots help hide the bitter or earthy tastes of some of our produce. I’ve also been using heavy cream not only to add flavor to items but also to make some of our vegetarian meals more filling. This ingredient list is unique in that it includes a lot of Asian-inspired derivatives because we get a lot of Asian greens and stir-fry ingredients from our particular CSA.
What ingredients do you use frequently when cooking seasonally?