Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27th CSA

July 27, 2011
We have gotten 3 inches of rain since Sunday night and today is predicted to be in the mid 90s.  This will be excellent growing conditions for okra and eggplant as well as many diseases.  We are trying to pre-emptively treat crops in the hopes to stave off powdery mildew and late blight.  Here's hoping for a good winter squash harvest and continued tomatoes!
Anne's neice, Adrian, has been working on the farm for several weeks.  Sadly, she had to go home to Virginia to prepare for her senior year of high school. 
A beautiful coxcomb celosia

The Crew: from left Veronica, Phelan, Aaron, Anne, Meredith
in wheelbarrow Adrian and Addiebelle
This week's box includes:  1 lb potatoes, 3 lbs tomatoes, 1 1/2 lbs sweet onions, garlic, 1 yellow-fleshed honeydew, 1 savoy cabbage.  Full shares also get 1 lb chineses eggplant, more garlic and potatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes.
The sweet onions need to be stored in the refrigerator and are great raw in salads and very mild to cook with. 

Creamed Cabbage
cut core out of head of cabbage and shred
drop into boiling water and cook about 10 minutes
drain the water

make a white sauce:
melt over low heat 2 T butter
add 1 1/2 T flour and blend over low heat
stir in slowly, 1 cup milk
add 1 small onion
cook and stir with whisk until thickened and smooth.
add a pinch of nutmeg

add the cooked cabbage to the white sauce and bake for 10 minutes.

this is delicious served with meatballs, stirfried vegetables, or tomato sauce.

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