Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22 CSA

The weather is cooling down...we'll see if it's a permanent change toward fall or a short reprieve from this hot summer.  The days are getting shorter and our daily start time is pushed up to 7 am.  Also noticeable is the slowed rate at which crops are growing and ripening.

Your box this week contains:  1 red cabbage, 1 bell pepper, 1 lb. summer squash, 1 lb. mixed beans (yellow wax and green snap), 2 lbs. red skin potatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes.  regular shares have an additional pound each of beans and summer squash as well as 2 lbs. of tomatoes.
Also, we have LOTS of hot peppers and would love for any of you who want them to get those at the market stand too.  If you want a large amount, let me know and we'll put that together for next week.  I'm just not sure who likes them and who doesn't so we didn't put them in the boxes.  There are jalapenos, serranos, and poblanos.  You do not need to pay for the peppers or the onions etc..

ASIAN CABBAGE SLAW (from Farmer John's cookbook)

2 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 red bell pepper
2 T minced fresh mint
2 T minced fresh cilantro
2 T rice vinegar
2 T peanut oil
1 T rice wine (mirin or sake)
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
salt and pepper
1. Combine the cabbage, onion, pepper, mint, cilantro in a large bowl.  Toss well.
2. Mix vinegar, peanut oil, rice wine, honey, sesame oil in a small bowl until well combined.  Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss.  Season with s and p to taste.
3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Other vegetables are great in this slaw too such as cucumber and carrot.

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