June 28, 2008
Summer is ALMOST here
I think everyone would agree that you can declare the arrival of summer with the first, ripe tomato. Right? (We're still waiting...patiently...)
Or would a nice bunch of BASIL count? Or would you need both of them together? ;)
Reading the newsletter from the farm the other day, I was shocked to learn that they plan on sending us tomatoes right up until November!! I think the same thing happened last year, but my memory is notoriously short.
This week's box contained:
Potatoes Yukon gold
Strawberries 'Albion' If you ever see these for purchase - BUY THEM. The perfume is unreal
Turnips Shoot - forgot to give them away...I should really pickle them
Stir Fry Mix A total misnomer - these greens are not good in a stir-fry. They are basically a mix of swiss chard, kale, collard greens and spinach. You will notice that they all cook at different times. After a year of trying to eat them cooked, I realize that raw is the way to go.
Arugula Hooray - can't get enough
Zucchini Ditto - not sick of them yet (ie: haven't made a loaf of zucchini bread yet...)
Onions Little, red ones. Adorable
BASIL Need I say more???
Apricots The cutest little jewel of a fruit! Almost too cute to eat.
Cherries We are getting 3 lbs of cherries a week, now, thanks to our fruit CSA subscription. 2 lbs of Rainiers and 1 lb of 'Stellas'. The latter are really meaty and bursting with juice!
Speaking of the fruit CSA...this week we got:
Peaches (I forget which kind)
Santa Rosa Plums (when I bite into these...I literally exclaim "WHOA" as the juice drips down my arm)