Saturday, September 12, 2009

CSA Adventure: Week 18

Our CSA farmer long ago stopped sending out a weekly newsletter, which means sometimes I am even less sure what it is that I have received. This week we received a glass bottle of what I assume is probably olive oil, with an herb that I'm pretty sure is sage floating in it. I have no idea what exactly I am supposed to do with this. I suppose I can just use it like regular olive oil in savory dishes, and I do use olive oil all the time.

I still have all the ingredients for mojitos, and we finally got some mint again, yet once again I don't think we're going to manage to make them before the mint gets slimy or dries up. Argh. I do think I'm going to make another tomato pie next week. The second recipe I tried, with corn and lemon mayo and a biscuit-y crust, was a disaster. We actually ended up dumping the last two pieces down the drain because neither of us wanted to force down the leftovers again! The flavors were all wrong and completely overpowered the tomatoes, and it merely left me craving the original tomato pie even more.

This week's "bounty":
  • two tiny eggplant
  • two tiny summer squash
  • six banana peppers
  • mint
  • tomatoes: one normal-sized, seven small, a dozen cherry
  • a bottle of oil with what looks like sage floating in it
  • six farm-fresh eggs
  • two pounds of grass-fed ground beef


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Sandra Leigh said...

Have you confronted the farming association about your disappointment yet? I'd be curious to hear how that goes.