One of the best parts of belonging to a CSA is getting to chat with the farmers when you pick up your share. We discuss the crops, how things are progressing and trade tips on what to do with the produce. Today, the conversation revolved around some cows that the farm will be getting in the next year, as well as plans for pick-your-own fields … it’s an exciting time for the farm.
This week’s share includes some of my favorite things. Tonight, we had a simple dinner of grilled chicken, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with blue cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper, and pasta. It was delish.
We’ll also be having some of this fabulous Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions this week. This recipe I came up with on a whim recently when loads of squash sat taunting me on the counter. I knew I needed to do something with it before it went bad … and this was the result. I’ve made it a couple times since, because the flavors are fabulous. Sweet, garlicky, salty … all at once. And I love how some of the slices get slightly caramelized.
Even if you aren’t a fan of squash, this is a recipe worth trying.
Wondering what to do with your produce this week? Try these recipes:
- Peppers – Make Your Own Couscous
- Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing
- Red Cabbage – Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
- Eggplant – Eggplant Parmesan
- Cucumbers – Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Green Beans – Balsamic Roasted Green Beans