Tuesday, June 22, 2010

pasta salad

pasta salad, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

Today is the first REAL day of summer... the first day of our CSA! A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a super awesome way to support local farms and have a bounty of fresh, wonderful fruits and veggies all summer long. We get our CSA through Helsing Junction Farms, and I have never been disappointed! (This is our 4th year getting a CSA through them.)
Ben and I split a large CSA box with my parents, and every week we have almost more than we can eat. We also get a mushroom share through Provisions Mushrooms that comes with our CSA box each week. This week we got a crazy MEGA MUSHROOM!
Look at that thing! It is called a Lions Mane mushroom. It is very squishy. We fried it up with some other mushrooms and put it in our delicious pasta salad that we had for dinner. Yum!

I am a huge fan of pasta salad. It is filling and refreshing. I can't think of a better summer dinner!

This particular pasta salad was made with:
Bowtie pastas
Pink radishes
Garlic Scapes
A little bit of leftover salami
Big crazy mushroom as well as shitake and crimini mushrooms
Poppy seed vinaigrette (from scratch)
Served on Arugula

This pasta salad was served with my recent alcoholic beverage of choice, white wine spritzer!

yum yum!

1 comment:

  1. Love those big crazy mushrooms! when I first saw the picture I thought it was a ball of yarn.