Tag: summer

CSA Share #11: Stuff’s Getting Real

This week’s share is kind of confusing. It’s definitely summer’s last gasp, with a little bit of fall mixed in. There’s lettuce, which was a real surprise, and broccolini, representing early summer. Then there’s peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, basil and scallions, which are summer’s most glorious vegetables, except for maybe corn and zucchini. Finally, there’s cabbage, ...

Ottolenghi: Quinoa and Grilled Sourdough Salad

It’s funny that this salad’s name doesn’t include tomatoes, because their quality will make or break it, but it’s in the Tomatoes section of Plenty, so I guess that’s a hint.

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...

CSA Share #9 – True Blood is Red, The Doctor is Blue, Sookie Stackhouse, What Will We Do Without You?

Fall is starting to creep into the share, with the appearance of spaghetti squash. Those went straight down to the basement to save for later. They keep well down there, because it’s dry and cool but not cold, and they don’t sit in direct sunlight. The rest of the share is still quite summery, with ...

Mid-Summer Extra-veg-anza!

You may have noticed the CSA shares have been quite bountiful the last few weeks. Quite Bountiful. In addition to all those lovely vegetables, there have been blueberries and corn piled high in the refrigerator. I am wicked grateful for all the abundance in my life. I am also responsible for being, well, responsible with ...

CSA Share #8 – Yes, We Have No Bananas, But We Have Boxes!

This week’s share is a brilliant example of summer’s bounty of colors, textures, and flavors. It’s a remarkable time of year to cook, maybe too remarkable, because my head is simply swimming with ideas. I see the multi-colored tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, and think of salsa. I see the squash and eggplant, and visions of ...

CSA Share #7: From Grasshopper to Ant

There’s a colorful variety in the share this week. Radishes have gotten their second wind, and while lettuce is absent for now, there is cabbage for slaw. The first eggplants are in, and in place of all the yellow summer squashes there is more zucchini and magda squash. Rounding out the cast of characters are ...