Monthly Archives: August 2014

Week 13

Trellised cherry tomatoes

Trellised cherry tomatoes

Hello CSA members!

Where in the world did August go? It seems like only yesterday we were distributing the first tomatoes of the season. The hasty weeds are finally slowing down, the newly-seeded cool weather greens are popping their heads out of the dirt, Fall seems to be on the horizon (though these hot days have our crops in need of some rain soon!), and we are in the thick of tomato season. To celebrate, I’d like to share with you two tomato recipes I love.
The first is called shakshuka. This classic recipe features eggs cooked in a spiced tomato sauce that you eat with pita bread. It’s truly delicious and will be an excellent way to use those hot peppers, garlic, and parsley you’ve been receiving in your share. The Smitten Kitchen blog has an excellent recipe for it that can be found here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/04/shakshuka/
The next recipe is something I grew up eating: Tomato Pie. It’s a savory pie with tomatoes, cheese, and herbs. How could you go wrong? Here is a great recipe for it from Simply Recipes: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tomato_pie/

Hauling mountains of edamame into the barn

Hauling mountains of edamame into the barn

Edamame freshly threshed

Edamame freshly threshed

 

 

This week your share will include:

Tomatoes

Leeks

Garlic

Edamame

Hot Peppers

Yukina Savoy

Beans

Squash

Cherry Tomatoes

…among other surprises.

 

 

Monstrous leek...

Monstrous leek…

 

...and a wacky tomato!

…and a wacky tomato!

 

And yet another...

And yet another…

 

Little turkeys among the apple trees

Little turkeys among the apple trees

 

 

 

Here’s to a scrumptious week!

Alison

 

 

 

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