DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (July 28th edition)

PeasPeasPeasPeasPeasIMG_0973Green beans started last week! Soon we’ll have yellow (aka wax beans) and purple green beans too. An oxymoron? Perhaps, but they’re tender and tasty.

Hope you have had a chance to dig into the specially designated CSA site at Cook With What You Have. Katherine has some great ideas & recipes for all the good stuff in your share this week. Just look along the right hand column of her site and click on your favorite veggies to see all the recipes available.  Check your email for the password to access the site. Hope you’re enjoying your 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Carrots: Nothing better than sweet summer carrots!
  • Cabbage: I’ve been craving summer slaw – make it the old fashioned way, with a lemon vinaigrette or  with an asian flair – no matter how you slice it this tender crunchy cabbage makes a super salad.
  • Cucumbers: If the weather is as hot as expected, you might see a few more of these in your share this week. If you have extras – try my Mom’s Bread & Butter Quick Pickle recipe. It’s especially good with some sweet onions in the mix too!
  • Dill: Not sure what to do with a big beautiful head of dill? Both leaves and flowers are edible – and there are almost 20 recipes that include dill at Cook With What You Have.
  • Lettuce: Love these summer crisp lettuce heads, aka Batavian crisp – their beautiful whorled green leaves are sometimes streaked with red and  always stay tender and tasty – even in the peak of summer.
  • Mizuna: Nice little bunches of greens are mild enough to go in salad or can also be lightly sautéed.
  • Red Tropea Onions: These are a favorite in our family since, like my husband, they are of Calabrian descent. The mild, slightly sweet red bulb can be used raw, sautéed or pickled.
  • Sumer Squash: All shapes, colors and sizes to choose from – the smaller ones are nice roasted whole, chop larger ones up and sautee them, or grate some and make fritters.

Coming soon…  Stupice tomatoes!!