Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer CSA 2012 - The Goods - Week 10

Ten weeks into my favorite CSA season ever.  It's a good distribution of veg and fruit, there's a weekly cheese and a weekly herb, and with the extra protein/dairy choice each week, we're all set.  This week's pretty easy, too.  No kohlrabi or beets to worry about, and Sous Chef Brian traded out our peaches. 

Basil.  At first, when I heard we were getting basil I was disappointed.  We've been doing ok with our basil plant since April or so.  But it is looking a bit raggedy and this basil is way prettier.  So on looks alone, pretty happy with the basil.  Also, herbs have been keeping pretty well in my fridge, in a mug of water, so I still have mint and dill and a little bit of cilantro.  

Spectacular looking raspberries. 

Butter.  This summer I've been using it.  I'm not sure that's a good thing, but it's a thing either way. 

Cheese.  Is it called "Tommy" or "Tom"?  I took high school German, so I'm in no position to address cheese by name.  

Collards.  I was sad this this week's haul had no lettuce, so I asked Brian to pick up some extra kale.  He said that he traded the peaches for kale.  Clearly he did not.  Once, when I was a teenager, my uncle was asked to pick up some celery and he brought home a cucumber. 

Corn.  I have been putting corn in everything and still not quite keeping up, so I have a freezer full of stove-roasted corn, ready for use in the colder months.  I roast it like this, with tongs over the stove. 

Watermelon!  Watermelon!!

I'm always an onion short.  These are Walla Wallas. 

Green peppers.  I dunno, I get really bored with these.  Red and yellow and orange are so exciting.  

Speaking of bored, it's more zucchini.  I have to keep reminding myself how flexible these are.  They go in everything. 

Really stunning tomatoes. 

So this is an easy cooking week.  Nothing to really plan for.  There's probably a roasted corn salsa in my future and some fajitas.  I'll tell you when I cook something new. 

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