CSA Week 2 (and July Fourth)

Week two of my CSA was good, but I didn’t get a picture of the food. I get my share on Wednesdays, and Thursday I went home for the holiday weekend, so I took my food with me, still in the state it was delivered to me. But that means I did get to share it with my mom, who looooves asparagus, so we both win!

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Roasted radishes and asparagus with eggs

I recently heard about roasted radishes, so just quickly roasted the radishes and asparagus and had with some eggs for a varied meal. This method seemed to make the radishes less peppery, and gave them a little different flavor. Have you had them that way before? What other ways do you like to eat radishes?

I’m excited for this next week, as I’m expected to get chives and potatoes. Oh, my! Also, we are getting more peas. What do I do with all these things?!?

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Post-race bomb pop!

I love the Fourth of July so much; it’s great weather and a happy time with important people. After starting my day with an 8k and homemade patriotic tank top, I relaxed. Later, I went to a minor league game, where the mascot was in his most patriotic outfit as well. Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Fourth!

Fourth of July food

I’ve always loved July Fourth. The weather is nice, spending all day outside celebrating with family and friends, good food and drink (if done right, starting the day at a pancake breakfast fund-raiser) and cap off the day with fireworks, all celebrating America.

This year I’m pretty excited because I will be running a race and then hitting up a pancake breakfast. Great way to start the day.

One of my favorite things while eating is the enjoy all the creative red, white and blue themed foods. And there is no better place now than Pinterest to get your fix of creative foods for the Fourth. Here are some of my favorites I’ve spotted on Pinterest (with links to the original source). Also, if you are making these vegetarian, double-check that your yogurt and marshmallows are, indeed, vegetarian.¬†What are you looking forward to making/eating on the Fourth?

How cute would it be to wake someone up with these great flag ¬†toasts? It’s just toast, cream cheese, jam, bananas and berries. A simple and fun way to start the day. (If you aren’t going to a pancake breakfast. Can you tell where my brain is?)

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This fruit flag is my favorite dish of the bunch on so many levels: It is very easy to eat with the skewers, it is fruit and it is in the shape of a flag. Pretty much meets all my requirements of a festive holiday dish.2759200374_565dd24023

These yogurt pops look refreshing, and I always say I’m going to use my popsicle molds more. A festive, healthy, cooling snack, no doubt.Fourth of July popsicles

The most impressive dish is a Martha Stewart dish. No surprise! But how great does this red, white and blue berry trifle look, and those sparklers. Oh, stop!Fourth of July cake

For something a little less Martha but no less fun or delicious I’m sure, there is the red, white and blue layered puffed rice treats!Fourth of July Rice Krispy treats

And to wash it all down? This patriotic punch that gets bonus points for the apple star. Or for an adult version, I could see making a white sangria along these lines.patriotic punch