Mid-August. Here we go! Another huge share this week — the kind of share that makes me glad we opt for a bi-weekly option. Although we really do eat a lot of vegetables, it would be tough to consume all of this every week! Let’s take a look, shall we?
- 7 lbs. of tomatoes
- 1 head of garlic
- parsley & lemon basil
- an enormous zucchini
- scallions (2 big bunches)
- kale (other option: swiss chard)
- 2 peppers (other option: 2 leek and 1 eggplant — this one was a tough call)
- 2 heads of lettuce
- 3 cucumbers
- 3 onions
- 1 cantaloupe
- green beans
- PYO cherry tomatoes (also tomatillos, but I skipped them this week)
- PYO flowers
As I write this up, I cooling down some salsa. I had a package of the Ball Fiesta Salsa Mix, which people generally seem to like, so I’m giving that a try because it’s quick and easy. We eat so much salsa in this house that it’ll just go right in the fridge (if there’s any left after my taste-testers get a hold of it). With the rest I might make some roasted tomato soup. We’ll see.
The cherry tomatoes are all but gone. The kids have been nibbling on them like crazy (even Laura who never was a tomato eater until we picked them off our own plant on the deck). I’ve successfully pawned off my beets to a friend. And everything else is pretty straightforward – salad stuff, easy dinner sides… It’s been kind of a crazy week (and the busy-ness continues through next Monday) so I’m not sure if I’m up for trying anything new.