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CSA Week #6

22 Jul

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. 🙂

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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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6 responses to “CSA Week #6

  1. Lynn

    July 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Congrats on picking your first tomato of the season. i’ve never heard of black cherry tomatoes before – do they taste the same as the typical red cherry tomato?

     
    • Beth

      July 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      I’d never heard of them before this year either! My coworker gave me the plant, and I actually haven’t tried them yet. I’ll use them to top a BLT cheesecake tomorrow.

       
  2. Mom

    July 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Your box is looking good…and I love everything you’ve been able to do with your peaches! We didn’t have any success with our sweet corn- poor germination and Dad is ready to replant with something else. Missing the fresh-out-of-the-garden corn though…Just finished a batch of blackberry freezer jam- not nearly as ambitious as you are!! FYI- if you’re interested in growing more strawberries next year- definitely go with the ever-bearing kinds- Dad is getting about a pint every other day- perfect for fresh eating/snacking!

     
  3. inherchucks

    July 23, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Looks delicious! Love all the summer veggies. Thanks for linking up 🙂

     
  4. Tammy

    July 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Love the idea of a low-country boil. Next week!

     

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