Remember all of that fruit I talked about last week? Would you believe that the entire bushel of peaches ripened ALL AT ONCE? Which means I spent a large portion of last week dealing with them (resulting in 14 quarts of peaches, seven jars of jam, one pie, one cobbler, one batch wine coolers and a whole lot of snacking), which, in turn, meant zero time to blog about the veggies we received this past Wednesday.
So, in the spirit of “better late that never,” here’s what was in our box: four ears of sweet corn, two green bell peppers, two banana peppers, three cucumbers and one summer squash.
We did a “low country boil” last night with some friends and used the corn in that, and I will make our favorite cucumber salad/pickles with the cukes. I’m thinking some fajitas for the peppers, and who knows what we’ll do with the squash.
Here’s a garden update: We picked our first tomatoes! They’re from our black cherry tomato plant, so they’re a dark purple red color. In our fruit bowl, they remind me of extra-large grapes. The Swiss chard is still going strong, but our beans are taking a break and the beets look a little sketchy. Guess we’ll see how things go the rest of the summer! (I can’t believe it’s half over! Yikes!)
Side note about CSA posts: I’ve been participating in a CSA link round-up at In Her Chucks blog. It’s been fun to see what everyone does with their veggies! Check it out. 🙂