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.