CSA week 10

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CSA week 10: the radishes are back! (I love radishes.) We also have the summer’s first cherry tomatoes. Those won’t last long; in this house we are tomato fiends.

CSA week 10 0804 2018This week our box holds fantastic stuff:

  • six ears of corn
  • one big head broccoli
  • radishes
  • one yellow summer squash
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • one beet
  • one ripe tomato
  • a pint of yellow cherry tomatoes
  • large bunch fresh basil

Summer produce is all about flavor, and summer cooking, to my mind, is all about letting the ingredients shine. There will be lots of salads and veggie-heavy meals. So far, it’s mostly about eating the produce, rather than preserving it – but this week I’ll freeze pesto cubes for winter use.

Here’s what’s on my possible cook list for the coming week:

Through various blogs and Pinterest posts, I see a lot of recipes for blistered cherry tomato this or that. While they look good to me, in our house, cherry tomatoes like these are kept in a bowl on the counter and eaten like candy. They never last the week. I think I’d blister my cherry tomatoes only if I had more than I could otherwise manage – which is a situation I can hardly imagine.

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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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