CSA Bag: Week 3 & a Sweet Surprise

by Kelli H. on June 15, 2011

If you click on the picture you can see it bigger and read exactly what I received this week in my CSA bag.  I can’t tell you how excited I was to get some strawberries! Tierra Farms has the best strawberries.  There’s nothing like farm fresh strawberries.  It really makes me wonder what those things they sell at the stores are.  They sure don’t look or taste like farm fresh strabs — that’s for sure!  I was also equally excited about getting the broccoli.  We got tons of greens this week! I’m stoked about the arugula because I’m dying to create a feta stuffed lamb burger with an arugula pesto sauce on a home-made cibatta bun.  Wow, that’s a mouthful! Looks like I’ll be creating that on Saturday night — can’t wait! Recipe to follow (I hope).

I swear, I have some really exciting recipes for you coming up but you’ll have to wait till Friday…I’m sorry!  I’m just used to having my Wednesday posts be about what’s in my CSA bag. I feel bad though so I’ll supply you what I’m feasting on right now.

Some peanut butter cup ice cream.  David got me the Kitchen Aid ice cream bowl attachment for my birthday so I was dying to make some home made ice cream!  It turned out amazing although I think I should have left it churning for just a few more minutes.  This recipe was so easy, I’ll definitely be making it again in the future.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
recipe by Recipe Girl

1 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate peanut butter cups (8-10 regular sized PB cups)

1.  In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine peanut butter and sugar until smooth.  Add milk and mix on low until sugar is dissolved – a full 2 minutes.  Mix in heavy cream and vanilla and beat until well combined and smooth.

2.  Turn on your ice cream machine, pour the base in the freezer  bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 25 – 30 minutes.  A couple minutes before you’re ready to stop the churning, stop the machine, add in the chopped peanut butter cups.  The ice cream will be soft-serve consistency.  You can eat it right away, or freeze to eat till later which will make it more ice-cream-scoopable.  Let it sit out a few minutes before you try scooping it out.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I thought the veggies looked good until I saw the ice cream- that sounds soooo good. I <3 peanut butter!


Made in Sonoma June 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

@Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)

haha, I didn’t think about that. Veggies next to ice cream?! ice cream will always win…


David June 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

That ice cream was SOOOOOOOO good! Too bad it’s all gone. …Actually, it’s probably a good thing it’s all gone, because I shouldn’t be eating that on my “during the week” diet! That stuff is reserved for WEEKENDS ONLY! haha. I can’t wait to try more ice cream recipes though! I love that Kitchen Aid attachment!


lauri (redheadrecipes.com) June 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I saw that you mentioned a ‘kitchen aid ice cream bowl attachment’!!! I just got my first kitchen aid stand mixer for Christmas and I didn’t know they made an ice cream attachment!! Must research ASAP!


Made in Sonoma June 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

@lauri (redheadrecipes.com)
You definitely need that ice cream attachment! Most the recipes are pretty easy and the attachment is definitely affordable!


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