Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CSA 2011 - The Goods - Week Two

This is week two of our Red Earth Farm CSA. 

Plenty of lettuce.   Enough scapes to give a good handful to my mom.  Chard, because I rely on it in everything.  Salad turnips. Apricots.  Strawberries.  And an unphotographed tiny basil plant - my third this year (keep it in your thoughts).

The apricots are gorgeous, but I picked one up and asked Sous Chef Brian if he was a fan, and he was all, "I don't think so, but you know, I get surprised.  I generally don't like things with giant pits."  I took a bite, and I think that if you really like apricots, it might have been a really good one.  But I'm not really an apricot fan either.  Sous Chef Brian had a bite of mine, which confirmed that he's not a fan either.  I can eat them, but if you have any ideas on what else to do with them, or what to cut them up and mix them with, I'd be happy to hear.

I wandered out of the kitchen to write this up and he stayed in there to clean up (prepping for the great washing of the greens) and yelled, "Oh God!" so I ran in, sure that he'd cut himself or something, and he said, "These strawberries are incredible!"  And they are.  They're perfect.

Not much work to do here - it's still hot out.   Send your salad tips and turnip tips and really, please, apricot tips my way.

And remember, I'm doing a Freebie/Contest/Giveaway for the 100th post coming up this week, so keep an eye out for that and win a thing!


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