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This may be our last week of harvesting, but it sure doesn’t have to be your last week of cooking! Here’s how to make the most of this weeks basket:
Freeze hot and bell peppers:
Make parsley pesto:
Too much Swiss chard? Roast it, crispy and delish!
And as always, our Recipe by Vegetable index is great is you’re looking for something in particular.
An abundance of not so pretty but super ripe tomatoes? Try my favorite roasted tomato soup recipe, it’s divine:
So what was your favorite recipe this season?
Some awesome links to go with this weeks basket.
Parmesan roasted cauliflower
French leek pie
Roasted Carnival Squash with Thai Curry- this one is particularly pretty!
Let’s fire up the oven!
Last week I included some tomatillos in some of the baskets. This very distant tomato relative is a staple in Mexican cooking, it puts the verde in salsa verde. At the farm we use it fresh chopped with cucumbers and onion in this recipe:
Or in enchiladas verdes
They’re good at all stages of development and keep very well. The greener ones have a more tart flavor and the riper yellowish ones tend to be a little sweeter. I usually use a mix of green and yellow for a balanced flavor, but they are fun to experiment with so use whichever you like!
I also got this link from a customer, a perfect happy soup for a chilly day!
I made myself a jar of refrigerator pickles this week. They’re super simple to make and don’t require any special equipment. I used the recipe here: http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/08/05/refrigerator-dill-pickles/ and they are awesome!
The ingredients pictured here are actually enough to make 3 jars.
With the shallots coming in, I’m planning on making my favorite mushroom soup, it’s so good! Recipe here: http://crazydaisycsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Garlic-mushroom-soup1.pdf
And for dessert, with so many left over zucchini it’s time to make some zucchini crisp! http://crazydaisycsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Zucchini-Crisp.pdf It seriously tastes like apples, yummy!
It’s that time of year again and we are swimming in zucchini. So it’s time to start putting it away for colder times.
This super high rated zucchini bread recipe makes 2 loaves, one to eat and one to freeze!
Or if you do a lot of cooking in the winter you can try freezing blanched zucchini. There’s a great tutorial here:
We featured an awesome zucchini boat recipe in this weeks newsletter but there are a ton of other cool recipes to try. I’m especially fond of this one:
All of the zucchini boat recipes I’ve found use traditional green zucchini, but they’re all just as good with yellow, or use some of the larger patty pan for an adorable single serving!
Due to the extremely cool nights all through August, the tomatoes are later than usual. So this week we’re featuring a cucumber and zucchini salsa recipe that is super easy and so yummy!
I made a few changes, with white onion instead of red, and a splash of lemon juice. Don’t forget to wear gloves when you handle the jalapenos!
So fresh, so good! The recipe can be found in our August 16th & 20th newsletters.
It’s great for freezing and reheating in the winter when you’re craving fresh vegetables. Plus it’s super low in calories and if you add greens it’s incredibly nutritious. You can find my recipe in the August 9th and August 13th newsletters. But you sure don’t have to stick to the recipe,add whatever you like!
I hope you’ve all been able to get out and enjoy the weather, it has been absolutely beautiful for working in. Unfortunately the plants have not been enjoying it quite so much. We’ve actually lost basil plants because it got too cold for them! That’s a first for July. Everything is smaller than usual and not growing at quite the same pace. Still we will make the best of it!
I fried up some veggies this last week and made a batch of remoulade to enjoy with them. It’s one of may favorite treats over the summer. You can find the recipe http://crazydaisycsa.com/?p=595 for a healthier twist you can bake the veggies instead of frying them.
It feels like September but it’s really only late July and we’re wrapping up our first month of harvesting. Don’t worry though, there is so much more to come!
We certainly had some challenges this spring. After losing our first crop of beans to flooding, we quickly put in a second. So while we would’ve had beans already, we’re not too far behind. Pictured above is the second crop, and it is now blooming so we’re very close to harvesting.
Every season has it’s setbacks, but there’s always something good that comes out of it too. The beets this year have been fantastic, and we have an assortment of gold, standard red, and candy striped to make your meals both colorful and delicious.
We also have a ton of greens available, if you’re looking for recipes, you can find our favorite ones our our recipe index here http://crazydaisycsa.com/?page_id=691
Excitingly we harvested the first handful of cherry tomatoes this week. The big ones won’t be far behind!