I have nothing to put on my head today! This feels good. When I picked up my share and found neat little bags of lettuce ready to go, I nearly started dancing, I was so grateful. There is a bizarre guilt involved with CSA life – when you personally know and care about your farmer, you want to honor their hard work by eating all the great stuff they give you. And sometimes you just can’t. I had been failing on the lettuce front for several weeks already, and getting just the right amount in the last share made my whole week better.
The share made a radical shift towards summer this week, with lots of new items.
Eggplant makes its first appearance!
Yellow Squash x2
Pattypan squash x3
Tomatoes (gorgeous, sweet and amazing)
Squash and mushroom crumble
Pesto ravioli with fresh tomato sauce
Most of the rest will probably go into sides, except the eggplant…
I’m hunting for ideas for eggplant, which I am not naturally as drawn to as I am other vegetables. I’ve been wanting a FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer for some time, and eggplant might be the reason I finally get one. All I can think to do with it is bread it, fry it, and dump some marinara over it – which is a condition of my upbringing in an Italian-American household, I’m sure. Recipe suggestions are most welcome!