I’ve been back at school for teacher meetings & open houses, so I didn’t pick up the CSA this week (thanks, Mike). I tell ya, where did all the weeks go? The summer has seemed to fly by…it’s been nice to catch up with my colleagues. I have to admit though, the more time I’ve spent in my classroom these past few days, the more excited I am to start the year out. Which means that I haven’t completely lost my mind.
But enough about work. This week’s CSA had lots of variety! I was very excited to unpack it & see the amount of color that was in the box. I mean, wow. I was impressed!
- white & purple eggplant…I spy eggplant parmesan in my future
- red & green lettuces
- cherry tomatoes
- big ol’ tomatoes
- more zucchini & summer squash
- pattypan squash
- a chocolate pepper (I think)
- banana peppers
- orange medium-hot pepper
- chinese cabbage
- curly parsley
Speaking of tomatoes, the tomatoes in my garden have all started to turn red! I have quite a few large tomatoes for salsa & dicing, cherry tomatoes for roasting (I started them from seed! In the ground in May!), and pear-shaped ones for eating I also have quite a few Roma tomatoes (that I started from seed in May, too!) that I hope to turn into my first batch of true homemade tomato sauce. I’ve got quite a bit of work ahead of me as far as canning goes; I won’t be home til after 7pm tomorrow due to Open House…and on days where I’m gone for 12 hours, I like to try and make it a point not to do anything to insanely productive once I get home.
Note the word try.
I’ve also got some cucumbers that I could’ve sworn were not in existance on Friday. When we went up there tonight, I was so shocked to see them on the vines. As you can predict, they’ll become pickles. I tried my hand at bread & butter pickles a few weeks ago & Mike is definitely a fan; he’s requested a few more jars of it, which I’m more than happy to make.
But now I’m off to go prep part of dinner for tomorrow night. If it’s a winner, you may see it appear