Finger Pickin' Farms CSA for the week of June 29, 2010.
Left to right, top to bottom.
1) Zucchini, golden zucchini, zephyr bicolor squash, purple carrots
2) Zinnias, sweet basil, green cucumbers, white cucumbers, pattypan squash
3) Beets, candy apple red onions
We got a lot of good food this week, but I'm most excited about these sweet onions. The color is such a brilliant ruby and they taste amazingly sweet. I'm trying to come up with ideas to use up some of the squash and zucchini we've amassed, and I can't decide what to do with all of those cucumbers. Maybe a salad or perhaps some pickles.
*Veggie Burgers and oven fries
*Cold soba with dipping sauce
*Egg Fu Yung with Cabbage, Carrots, and Candy Apple Onions, Rice
*Pizza with Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Feta and Parmesan
*Beet Gnocchi (wish me luck!) from Apples for Jam, a cookbook that is on my Christmas wishlist already even though it's only July. I start my wishlists early.
*Pasta and Squash Casserole. I'm making this one up as I go. I'm picturing a layer of cooked pasta, topped with sauteed squash and zucchini, garlic, and tomatoes, bechamel or marinara sauce, a sprinkling of parmesan and bread crumbs. Baked until golden and bubbly.
Maybe the best pizza I've ever made
Blackberry Buttermilk Cake from Apples for Jam
I also made a breakfast cake this past weekend because I hosted a little breakfast party for my uncle who was in from out of town. I just love having breakfast parties these days! The food is easy--I usually do fresh fruit, eggs, a baked good, and maybe some bacon if K wants to cook it. Pour everyone a cup of coffee, put on some records, and start the day off right.
I'm having a friend over for tea tomorrow before we go thrifting, so I get to bake a little something for that, too. I've been reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time and it makes me want to bake lots of cakes, have teas, and go play in the woods. Thanks to Amy for recommending it!
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What's on your plate this week? And what's on your mind?