Wednesday, June 23, 2010

CSA - P & P June 24

What's in the Box
Onions, Inchellium Garlic, Leeks, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Amish Peas, Carrots, Beets & Rutabagas, Parsnips, A little bit of this and a little bit of that... Maybe artichokes, or cabbage. It's a mystery!
This weeks gifts: Horehound Drops, Peach Roll-ups, & Spaghetti Sauce.

Amish Peas
Amish Peas are great. They can be eaten shelled when they are big or they can be eaten pod and all when they are small. Make sure to string them. To freeze them, blanch the peas for about 1 minute in boiling water over a medium high heat. Drain and dump out onto a cookie sheet and cool in the refrigerator, then transfer to the freezer. Freeze until hard, a couple of hours. Then transfer the peas to a freezer bag. Frozen peas hold for 1 year.

Carrot & Leek Saute - a nice little side dish
1 tablespoon light olive oil 1/4 cup dry white wine (or whatever wine your drinking) 3 medium leeks, white and palest green parts only, chopped and very well rinsed. 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced Pinch of nutmeg Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Heat the oil and wine in a wide skillet. Add the leeks and carrots, cover, and cook over medium-low heat, for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Uncover and sauté, stirring frequently, until the leeks and carrots begin to turn golden. Stir in the nutmeg, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Grilled Summer Squash
There's 4 colors of Zuccchini this year, light green, dark green, yellow & Romanesco - which is ribbed and is a bi-color. There are two types of patty pan, one pale green and one dark green. In a 9x13 inch pan, (This is a good time to get out the Pyrex, still the best pan for the price.) Throw in a little soy sauce, some Holly Jam (any kind will do), garlic, a little wine, pepper and herbs. Stir it up little darling. Then cut the Zukes the long way in half. Make diagonal gashes on them and put them gash side down in the marinade. Let them sit for 15 minutes. Just before you grill them, spray them or paint them with olive oil. Grill for 7 minutes.

P.S. Helen, if you're reading this, Leo picked the first Sungold Cherry Tomato of the season. Yeah! The rest can't be far behind.

Treat them like carrots, mashed, steamed, roasted or sauteed.

Annual Charity Picking Box
For 4th of July, we always donate a weeks worth of produce to the Food Bank.
JULY 7 No Boxes. Have a happy 4th! Beginning the week of July 11th, boxes EVERY week.

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