I love pickup days at City Commons CSA. I walk to the cooler shed, open the door, and find a stack of many boxes. What exactly will be in the one I choose? This week, my share (also called my treasure box) contains Swiss chard, purple onions, Kirby cucumbers, a bundle of […]
CSA week 5: summer produce arrives
Finally, we see summer veggies! And this week I know what everything is, even if the beans are unexpectedly purple. Such a pretty color! This week’s box includes green and purple beans, more garlic, yellow summer squash, cucumbers, frisee or escarole, kohlrabi, a huge bunch of basil and a tidy bundle […]
Two weekends of abundance!
Every summer I preserve the season’s bounty. I’ve just finished a huge weekend of canning, following last weekend’s canning session, and my cupboards are full. The last weekend of August found us with cucumbers and beets in abundance, and the peaches at the farmers market were just too good to pass up. So […]
Japanese cucumber salad: sunomono
This is the original post, published July 2011. A more recent post has been indexed. This one’s the easiest cucumber salad I know, partly because if you have the right seasoned vinegar, that’s all you need: sliced cukes and vinegar. Sure, you can make it look fancy with a sprinkling […]