Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 7 CSA

Small shares this week get:  1 lb. of slicing tomatoes, 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 bulbs of garlic, 1 lb. of sweet onions, 1 italian eggplant, 1 celery, 1 pint of edamame (green soybeans).
Regular shares get:  all the above plus 1 bunch of cilantro, 1 bunch of red beets, 1 purple bell pepper, 1 lb. of roma tomatoes.

To prepare the edamame, wash it.  Bring 1 quart of water to a boil, add the beans, return to a boil and let boil for 5 mins.  Strain, salt lightly, and eat by breaking the pod open in your teeth and getting the beans out.  (do not eat the pod)

Store everything in your refrigerator except the tomatoes.  Those keep on your counter out of the sun and eat within 3 days.  The roma tomatoes are great for eating raw, in salads, in sauce, in salsa.

If you haven't tried roasting garlic yet, give it a try.  Wash the bulb then cut the very tip off of the entire bulb.  Put in an oven proof pan, drizzle a little olive oil over, sprinkle with salt, add some herbs (oregano, marjoram, thyme) and black pepper.  Cover the pan and roast at 400 degrees until soft (about45 mins).  To eat, pop the cloves out of their skin and spread on bread, put whole in tacos, add to hummus...
We hope to have enough tomatillos next week to put them in all the boxes.  Sweet peppers are 2 weeks away.  I think there will be arugula next week.  Hope you are all well!

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