|Heirloom tomatoes! Yummy!|
Amanda and Ed have come up with a nice round of Armenian cucumbers - the long, ridged, pale green ones. The Single Shares and some of the Part Shares get them this week! Everyone else has a nice hit of slicing cucumbers. Amanda also sent some herbs, including basil and we'll finally cut some of ours to go with all those lovely tomatoes! The classic tomato basil Caprese salad may be on the menu in the next few days! I find this version of Caprese salad interesting because she's reducing the balsamic vinegar - something we've never done!
A blog post gave me a big giggle this week: 'Ten things to do with zucchini when you're past all hope!' It's an interesting collection of links from zucchini butter to boats to, well, check it out here! Here's a great tutorial for making a grain-free zucchini lasagna - the zucchini becomes the noodle! This link takes you step-by-step through the process! In this recipe, zucchini becomes spaghetti, with roasted tomatoes! A 'spiralizer' is probably necessary for this second recipe - a little gadget that slices zucchini and other veggies in special ways! I'm also loving the look of this zucchini and tomato tart, kind of a pizza, kind of a pie! Everyone is getting Patty Pan today....as they get larger they are awesome for stuffing as a side-dish; you can serve out little pie-shaped wedges to each diner! Single Shares have a smaller one - awesome for stuffing for a single serving! Here's a vegetarian stuffed Patty Pan. Here's a sausage stuffed Patty Pan; this recipe would also be great for vegetable marrow or Moroccan squash! Here's the recipe for quinoa-stuffed Patty Pans that we shared on our Facebook page a couple of weeks ago! Of course, you could use rice instead of quinoa!
As the Winter Squash ripens, you'll be seeing more in your baskets! Remember that Winter Squash is largely interchangeable in recipes...except for Spaghetti Squash. It's a little different, but just as viable as long as you mash it or accept a different 'texture' to finished food. Winter squash are awesome both as savoury and sweet dishes. Everyone is getting buttercup squash today; here's a great link for simple baked buttercup it as a side-dish. Here's a nifty recipe for pumpkin fudge, dairy-free!
So, in the baskets today:
FULL SHARES: Heirloom tomatoes, Buttercup winter squash, cucumbers, Patty Pan and Moroccan summer squash, Hungarian hot wax peppers, herbs, garlic, 4 lbs. Sangre potatoes, carrots including Purple Haze and Nantes, apples, corn.
PART SHARES: Heirloom tomatoes, Buttercup winter squash, cucumbers, Patty Pan and Moroccan summer squash, Hungarian hot wax peppers, herbs, garlic, 2 lbs. Sangre potatoes, carrots including Purple Haze and Nantes, apples, corn.
SINGLE SHARES: Heirloom tomatoes, Buttercup winter squash, cucumbers, Patty Pan and Moroccan summer squash, Hungarian hot wax peppers, herbs, 2 lbs. Sangre potatoes, carrots including Purple Haze and Nantes, corn.