CSA week 9

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More sweet corn! Dave and I have tested quite a few ears now and we just aren’t impressed with the taste…I think we’ll try another variety next year. This was the earliest variety that Dave could find when buying seed. It just goes to show you, when you start breeding for certain characteristics, taste sometimes suffers.

This is the debut of carrots! Our favorite way to enjoy them is cut lengthwise, steamed till tender and served with butter and dill. This is also the first week that cabbage has made an appearance. The way I like it best is with corned beef. One of our CSA customers boils it in beer and the pickling spice you get with the corned beef, it’s great. Boiled and served with salt and pepper is good too!

This photo shows a green pepper, but some members did receive a purple one. The purple is sweet pepper just a bit more fun to look at. You’ll  notice yellow squash in the photo and something else. The little white disk shape is also a summer squash and can be used the same way as a yellow squash or zucchini. The variety is called Bennings Tint. I think it’s fun to cut it in half, into two bowls, scoop out the seeds and stuff it like a stuffed green pepper and bake in the oven.

Tucked in behind the carrots and corn is fresh basil. I love it in a caprese salad, so slice up the tomatoes in the share and some fresh mozzarella and your basil put it all on a plate and sprinkle with olive oil and, if you like, a bit of balsamic vinegar. Yum!

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