Wednesday, August 24, 2011
CSA 2011: Week 15
I'm going to try to be quick this week. I'm so tired!
This week I made cherry tomato bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, basil, and garlic, which I ate piled atop the crostini from Witherspoon Bread Company. When I bought these, I picked up a bottle of their focaccia spice. YUM. I also made a cucumber salad with dill. I made dill butter to go with the rye soda bread, using up some chives in the process. The main event this week was a vegetable chili. Ready for it? I used up some old carrots, garlic, onion, red-enough bell peppers, serranos from the freezer, zucchini and yellow squash that were reaching the end of their lifespan, corn I bought from the market just for this, and some of the glut of tomatoes. I probably made a few other things, but if so, they're totally escaping me at the moment.
This week, Haley came to the farm with us. Photo credits go out to her - she is awesome!
I don't have a picture of the PYO board (hi mom, can you please send it to me?) but I'll do my best to recall: I picked some lemongrass, 4 quarts of string beans, 2 quarts of sauce tomatoes, 4 international eggplants, 4 tiny hot peppers (the variety is called "twilight"), 1/2 pint ground cherries. We skipped the 2 quarts okra and the 1/2 pint blackberries/raspberries. Mom got 12 of the 24 sunflowers we were entitled to because she read the board wrong and didn't feel like going to get more. She also picked a nice bunch of regular flowers. We were entitled to 80 stems, which is too many to count, so we just fill up the bucket - I doubt it could hold more than 80. I think that's it - I'll try to update with the PYO board picture.
Haley took some more nice pictures while we were at the farm. Some came out blurry but here are a few good ones...