04 August 2010

Tales from the CSA: Week 10

In this week's box:

4 apples
6 peaches
8 plums
6 nectarines
2 red tomatoes
4 green peppers
3 little eggplant
2 cucumbers
2 zucchini
2 yellow squash

As I was unpacking it, all I could think of was: "This is like a food clown car!" Delicious produce just kept on coming.

Three observations from this week:
  1. Even though that seems like a LOT of food, it was all gone by Tuesday morning, other than enough squash to have as a side for dinner Tuesday (grilled, then tossed with pesto made with basil from the garden) and the apples, which I'm hanging onto for pie purposes.
  2. PEACHES!  I had forgotten how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE peaches!  Supermarket peaches are crap, by the way, which may be the source of my forgetting. YAY PEACHES!
  3. The Thomas Keller ratatouille recipe really is better than the traditional.  Like, a LOT better.  Even though Chef Spouse had neglected to note that it would take 2+ hours to bake, which meant we ate dinner on Saturday at about 10:30 pm.  But it was totally worth the wait.  The thin slices of squash and eggplant are nice, but we agreed that the real difference is definitely the roasted peppers.

4 comments:

Liam O'Malley said...

#2 all the way. I have been eating peaches like a madman lately, and I love it. I only wish I could grow my own peach trees somewhere.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

Peach trees definitely would grow well around here...assuming you have the space. Which is a big if, considering the fact that even dwarf trees get pretty big.

Hecate said...

Here's a new good way to blog about CSA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/sets/54841/with/4860812552

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

@Hecate - if only I were as good a photographer as I am a cook!