More veggies! The official word is that we are nearing peak production, so our produce will start dwindling at some point in the next few weeks. We still had quite a bit of food left over from last week, so we wound up giving away a bunch of this week’s haul. Still, there are a lot of great recipes that we want to try out this week!
On a related note, who knew that basil was such a conversation starter? We normally pick up our produce after work before heading off to youth group at the church, but we generally also have enough time to drop it off at home. This week, however, work ran late and we didn’t have a chance to swing by our house. We also forgot to bring bags, so wound up stuffing everything into D’s backpack. The basil was put in last, and stuck out from the main compartment. Since it’s still slightly hot here, I figured that we should bring the backpack into the church so our produce wouldn’t wilt. We certainly accomplished that goal. We also piqued the curiosity of many, many people at youth group, who felt the need to inform D that there was a plant growing out of his backpack. =] It was fun to talk with people about the CSA, but I’ve been informed that if we ever bring produce to church again, I have to carry it around.
Bell and Cubanella Peppers: I’m planning to throw one into a soup later this week, D will play with two, and the fourth is finding its way to a good family.
Eggplant: These are the long skinny kind, and should be fun! (Especially now that we know of 50 ways to make an eggplant.) Still, there are so many vegetables that we’re giving up two of these for adoption as well.
Cucumber: SO EXCITED! I will eat, and enjoy, and yum yum yum!
Summer Squash and Zucchini: Almost all of these are being given away, since we still have most of ours from last week. The rest will go into a ratatouille.
Potatoes: We didn’t do roasted potatoes last week, so I’ll make that this week. Oh, and I’ll probably use some for a base in my soup tomorrow night.
Beets: I’m sure D will come up with something fun for these. Ditto for the Daikon radish. I’m not sure if we’ll do anything with the beet greens. I’m not a huge fan of them, but if you are and you live in the area, let me know – I’d be happy to hand them over!
Serrano peppers: This falls into D’s spicy land. He’s excited about these little guys.
Green and Red Cabbage: The coleslaw was such a huge hit that I’m making it again!
Onions: As always, yum.
Basil: I’m not sure what we’ll use this for yet. Maybe some pasta?
As always, suggestions are more than welcome!