Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Random CSA Box Recipes and a Duck Rescue

Well, I really enjoyed my first week of CSA vegetables.  Tonight I get to put the box out on the porch for week 2.  I am so excited to see what I'll receive.  Below are a couple of the ways that I prepared the vegetables this week.  I  also made a delicious stir fry with the mizuna but it was too dark for good pictures.   

This was such a light, refreshing, and healthful salad.  I had the leftovers for lunch today - delicious! 

Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
CSA spring mix, almonds, feta, and fresh strawberries

My daughter Cailyn's favorite salad dressing:

Honey Balsamic Dressing


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce


Whisk together the vinegar, honey, olive oil, and soy sauce until the honey has dissolved, and the dressing is smooth.
We had some unexpected Memorial Day guests in our pool.
Don't worry!  My husband Matt rescued all of the baby ducks. 


  1. Jen, I am dying with these duck photos!!!
    It's like Tony in the Sopranos when the baby ducks fly away!
    I love it! I thought you were going to post a duck recipe then I saw this fabulous post!

  2. How sweet to see those baby ducks in your pool. Your salads look so fresh and delicious.

  3. How lucky for these baby ducks that your husband was there to rescue them ! It happened here too and they were rescued from a squirrel who was planning to have them for lunch; your salad looks good and I am wanting some in this heat!

  4. I am so glad the baby ducks are okay.

    Both salads look and sound amazing. Your daughter's favorite dressing sounds delicious too.

    Excellent photos!

  5. He's a good man! I'm glad the ducks survived and I think it's sweet that they dropped by for your holiday celebration:-). I really like your daughters salad dressing. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Both salads look incredible! That balsamic dressing sounds delicious, and I love the berries in the salad with it. The ducks are too cute -- I'm glad they were rescued! :)

  7. I am sucker for ducks. We live near a lake and many ponds and the ducks wander all spring looking for nests. They always elicit smiles. The salads are grand -a mixture of spring and summer.

  8. I love the strawberry salad with that amazing dressing. I will be trying that soon.
    The ducks are adorable but glad to hear they are safe.

  9. I remember my the first time I had strawberies in my salad was at my grandmas house. Boy she was progressive. It's still a favorite of mine. Your dressing sounds amazing!

  10. great presentation!! the quinoa looked really good with that salad and your photos are phenomenal!!

  11. Jen, I was just laughing at Staceys comment!lol
    I love your salad and your daughters right about the dressing, it sounds terrific, I'm going to whisk some up! I love the look of your blog Jen, so bright and fresh looking and your photos are awesome girl!!!!