Saturday, January 16, 2010

CSA Weeks 10, 11, and 12 - The End!

Well, my CSA share has ended. I've many thoughts on the issue (the subject of a future post), but first I'll summarize the haul.

FrugalMaman's Fall CSA Box Week #10
Bananas (4) 904 g
Lettuce (1) 178 g
Banana Peppers (8) 274 g
Carrots - large (5) 1.239 kg
Onions (2) 501 g
Broccoli 771 g
Potatoes (3) 542 g
Spring Mix (bag) 144 g
Mushrooms (bag) 112 g
Green Beans 573 g
Oranges - satsuma (4) 372 g
Lemons (1) 94 g
Apples - delicious (6) 646 g
Total - 6.350 kg

FrugalMaman's Fall CSA Box Week #11
Bananas (4) 730 g
Broccoli 717 g
Red Onions (2) 629 g
Fingerling Potatoes (9) 511 g
Green Pepper (1) 190 g
Spring Mix (bag) 153 g
Unpasteurized Apple Cider (2 L) 2.102 kg
Cranberries (half small bag) 111 g
Apples (5) 501 g
Oranges - satsuma (4) 307 g
Pomegranate (1) 127 g
Boston Lettuce (1) 180 g
Total - 6.258 kg

We were away for our week #12 pickup, so I gave it to a friend and asked her to make a list of what it contained.

FrugalMaman's Fall CSA Box Week #12
potatoes (2)
oranges (4)
apples (4)
red onions (2)
peanut squash
carrots (bag)
boston lettuce (1)
lettuce mix (bag)
pint of grape tomatoes (1 pint)
broccoli (1)

GRAND TOTAL (11 weeks) - 63.7 kg (average 5.8 kg/week)

As for usage and wastage...I admit I've commpletely lost track at this point. The holiday season through a wrench in the works and a lot of food was wasted, because we weren't home to cook or were already overloaded with food from other sources. The cider (a delicious surprise) and almost of the fruit was consumed and we've still got many potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions left. The greens, celery, and far-too-numerous carrots didn't fare so well.

This was our second week without a pickup and so far I don't miss it. I'm still clearing old produce out of the fridge, which is a little sad. I'd had such high hopes...but as I said, that is another post.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Life Balance...or Not

It seems that my biggest challenge right now is life balance. I recently began working from home and I am so enthusiastic about it that it is threatening to consume me. I'm a part-time student taking a university course by correspondance and I haven't cracked by textbook in weeks. I normally love cooking, but haven't had much drive to plan meals lately. I am a blogger that doesn't blog.

At least my children are vocal enough to make sure I continue to meet their needs! In fact, our family calendar is filling up fast since my husband and 3.5-year-old have started taking karate (F is Mon. & Wed. nights, DH is Tue. & Thu. nights, and they both go on Sat. mornings). Both boys go to preschool programs on Wed. mornings. I'm a member of a fantastic mom's group in Hamilton and I try to make it to several events a week. Things are getting busy around here.

I've wanted to make New Year resolutions, but I've procrastinated. That says a lot right there. So before my bloglessness gets out of control, I'm jumping back in. I aim to blog often, but not necessarily in bulk. If I try to write a long post, invariably I get interrupted, it gets put in the Draft bin, and rarely makes it out. So now that I have less free time, I'm lowering the blogging bar a little. We'll see how it goes.