Friday, September 24, 2010

CSA Basket 13

This week's basket included: Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Kale, Cilantro, Summer Squash, Green Beans, Basil, Long Beans, Melon, Purple Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Lettuce, Apples, White Nectarines, Yellow Peaches, Grapes, Avocado, and Butternut Squash. I hit the trade-in basket to unload the cukes, summer squash, and long beans for another avocado, more tomatoes, more peaches, and another butternut squash.

The green beans, apples, nectarines, and peaches have been turned into baby food. While feeding said baby lunch today I thought, "How cool is it that these beans were growing in a field Tuesday and are in my baby's tummy by Thursday?" The grapes, avocado, and butternut squash will likely be split 50/50 between grown ups and baby.

This week's cilantro and basil will likely meet the same fate as last week's cilantro and basil: each in their respective pesto. This week's kale will likely meet the same fate as last week's kale: fried up with a little garlic and olive oil and layered into our homemade version of The Grit's Golden Bowl.

The unspecified melons are totally spherical and about the size of a large tomato. The skin doesn't resemble any melon I've seen before. I'll try to snap a picture of one when we slice it open.

Very excited for my purple bell peppers. Not sure what to do with them other than just slice 'em and chomp.

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Rebecca said...

How was the purple pepper? Was it sweet like a red pepper? Did you identify your melon? Was it tasty?

Sarah said...

The purple peppers tasted like green bell peppers, not sweet like red peppers. And the flesh was pale green. I believe the melons are in the cantaloupe family. Haven't cut one open yet . . . my healthy intentions regarding deserts were undermined by this month's pending cupcake of the month and its not one, not two, but three different chocolate frostings. Post should be up tomorrow morning. Blood sugar might be up through next year.