csa share 07/21/11

by Stacy

Summer! Yes, I know it’s beastly hot in the rest of the country — not so much here.

We did finally have some 80+ degree days in the last few weeks, however, and the summer produce is loving it. Tomatoes and peppers are finally changing colors, we’re seeing fewer root vegetables, and stacks of squash elicit eye rolls wherever they are.

csa share 07/21/11

Salad greens — it’s too hot to cook anyway, right?

I tossed some spinach in with my pasta for the last few minutes of cooking, then added a glug of olive oil, fresh diced tomatoes, micro basil, and a flurry of grated Parmesan cheese for a quick dinner the other night.

Some warm black beans, lettuce, corn, fresh salsa, browned onions and peppers, a sprinkle of cheese make a tasty taco. Add radishes for crunch.

csa share 07/21/11

Five and a half pounds of zucchini. Yep. Some ideas:

I hope I have enough zucchini!

csa share 07/21/11

Roasted.
Grilled.
Pickled.
Sauteed.
Can’t go wrong.

csa share 07/21/11

Those tomatoes are all gone (see note under first photo) and the micro basil is not long for this world.

Some cucumber thoughts:

What’s plentiful where you live? Are you tired of squash yet?

Last year’s share about this time — bigger padrons, more eggplant!

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