May 2012 Archives

And week 4, the haul looked like this, and consisted of:

  • 2 tangles of garlic scapes
  • 1 bunch tatsoi
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 heads leaf lettuce
  • 1 head red romaine
  • 1 bag red chard
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 jar applesauce
  • 1 box strawberries

(The last two items are from our fruit share, which started up this week.)

The menu plan:

  • Wed: chorizo/kale/collard/garlic scape stew (yes, leftover from last week’s menu, I said we went off the rails…)
  • Thu: salad with radishes, mushrooms, leaf lettuce, red romaine, cherry tomatoes, garlic scape balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fri: grilled half chickens and grilled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
  • Sat: garlic scape-chard pesto pasta with grilled chicken breast
  • Sun: chilled wilted tatsoi salad with ginger-sesame dressing and stir-fried tofu with broccoli

and then Monday and Tuesday we have evening activities that will keep us out of the house — but we should be mostly out of CSA produce at that point anyway…

From the better-late-than-never department…

Yes, week 2 is lost to the ages, but here’s week 3:

  • Head of romaine
  • Bunch of kale
  • Bunch of collard greens
  • Box of cremini mushrooms
  • Tangle of garlic scapes I have decided that “tangle” is the collective noun for garlic scapes…

  • Bunch of radishes

  • Bunch of spinach
  • Bag of greens
  • Bag of endive
  • Box of strawberries

Our planned menu was:

  • Wed: grilled chicken Caesar
  • Thu: endive with garlic scape vinaigrette
  • Fri: warm spinach salad with egg and bacon dressing
  • Sat: eating out
  • Sun: bok choy / beef / garlic scape / ginger stir fry
  • Mon: lettuce salad with radishes and mushrooms
  • Tue: collard / kale / chorizo stew

(A few of these things were left over from week 2…)

Unfortunately, I say “planned” menu because we went a little off the rails over the holiday weekend… ho hum.

This one time, at band camp in #moose:

11:23 < sartak> 7% of CPAN directly depends on Moose
11:24 < sartak> 1655 dists of 23,808
11:26 < genehack> sartak: what's the percentage that indirectly depends?
11:26 < sartak> dunno. I'd like to know though
11:27 * sartak got those numbers from http://mapofcpan.org/ and quick inspection 
      shows that it's counting only direct dependents (see the Dist::Zilla territory)
11:32 < genehack> that seems like something that should be trivial for somebody 
      who knows the MetaCPAN API well...
...
17:32 < genehack> sartak: 2334 dists have direct or indirect Moose deps
17:33 < genehack> that's 9.8%
17:34 < genehack> (at least if my stupid abuse of the metacpan search API didn't 
      have a thinko.)

(code here)

Update on 26 May 2012: Ran the same code for Moo and Mouse — they have 263 and 270 dependents, respectively. That’s approximately 12% of CPAN, all told, depending on one of these modules…

Yesterday was our first Sandy Spring CSA pickup of the year — we’ve got 24 more before we’re done, running through October 22nd. I don’t know that I’ll stick with doing this every week (Historical Record Magic 8-Ball sez: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA”), but here’s what we got and what I’m planning on doing with it:

First, what was in the box, in no particular order:

  • 1 bunch baby scarlet turnips
  • 1 bunch red radishes
  • 2 bunches collard greens
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 2 heads of lettuce (1 “butterhead”, 1 “green leaf”)
  • 1 bunch purple mizuna
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 bunch of carrots

(There was another big head of bok choy in the box, but I swapped that for a second bunch of collard greens out of the Swap Box.)

Here’s my menu list for the next week, which manages to use everything except the greens from the carrots, radishes, and turnips (and even those will probably migrate into a salad mix at some point…)

  • Wednesday: lettuce salad with mushrooms, radishes, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Thursday: collard green stew with chorizo and garlic
  • Friday: hamburgers, roasted turnip fries with Parmesan
  • Saturday: carnitas tacos con guacamole y pico de gallo (requested by @MrsGenehack for Mother’s Day…)
  • Sunday: bok choy / mizuna / tofu stir fry + cooking down chicken stock (this is where the carrots are headed)
  • Monday: lettuce salad with mushrooms, radishes, grilled steak, and balsamic vinaigrette (and maybe some additional greens)
  • Tuesday: mexi-melt chicken surprise

(Wikipedia has a nice CSA article if you’re all “WAT.”)