CSA 2010, Week 12

No kids accompanied me on this week’s pickup, and it was a little lonely! The weather has been very England-like the past few days — a fine mist of rain, too light for an umbrella but enough to get you wet. I like a little gloom every now and again, but for several days straight it gets a bit much. Thankfully, today is sunny and it should stay that way for almost a week.

We received a bag of beefsteak tomatoes, ping pong tomatoes, 3 plum tomatoes, 6 ears of corn, a handful of cilantro, 3 jalapeños, 3 Carmen peppers, 2 bell peppers, 2 small cucumbers, chard, a huge head of (filthy) lettuce, and a quart of small potatoes.

Lauren took the corn, bell peppers (I share Michael Ruhlman’s opinion of them) and some tomatoes off my hands — I still have the 6 ears from last week, and I knew that we’d never get through another half dozen. I know, I should freeze the kernels. But the truth is, my family is not that fond of corn — if we don’t eat it when it is awesome and fresh, no one’s going to be excited when I pull it out of the freezer in the middle of winter, either.

2 thoughts on “CSA 2010, Week 12

  1. Is “Ping Pong” the real name for those tomatoes? Cute! I read the Michael Ruhlman piece about green peppers – funny stuff! I don’t like green peppers either, and love that he calls them “the world’s most lamentable vegetable”, “a sorry excuse for food”, and cracked up when he said “stuff them with sausage and cook over a fire angrily” — ha!

  2. hey, don’t knock the green pepper!!! i chopped 1/2 of it up and sauteed it to go in a tortentilli salad…the other 1/2 was used to dip into hummus!!!! it was not a lamentable vegetable in my house :) well, maybe to R. 😉

    the ping pong tomatoes made an amazing “sauce” for pasta one night –

    and the corn….yummmy!!!!!

    Thanks D! I only have two beefsteak type tomatoes left.

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