We’ve been out of vegetables for two days. We had a little broccoli left three days ago which I made into an awesome pesto (recipe forthcoming), but we tore through our last share with ruthless efficiency not usually seen in our home. We even ate out more than usual!
That’s all in the past, though. Let’s live in the present.
And the present is starting to feel summery. We had some unseasonably cool, rainy weather earlier in the week. I actually like the rain since we get it so rarely here, so I can suffer through a few days of wearing socks for it. I’m excited for summer produce, though, and the slew of summer squash this week is a harbinger of things to come.
A lot of people are confused by the garlic that looks like a leek. Smell it, people. It smells decisively unlike a leek.
Other stalls provided cherries, some of the season’s first peaches, and a basket of Fuerte avocados. Carrying it all home provided my workout for the day.
I have to be honest: I’m in the mood for salad. It’s not exciting or helpful, but it’s true. A few weeks ago, everything was roasted. Now I’m sauteing everything and chucking it in a bowl. Let me ponder and get back to you.
In lieu of recipes, I leave you with a challenge this week: Try something new from the farmer’s market or the produce section.
Have you been eyeballing a stall full of “weird” veggies, or do you always pass a section at the grocery store because you don’t know what to do with greens? Grab a few, try them out, and see how it goes. I’d like to hear about it if you do.
If you aren’t going to: why not?