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This week in vegetables - Nathan
July 29th, 2006
12:23 pm
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This week in vegetables
bok choy
lettuce mix
1 tomato (some funny-looking heirloom variety)
1 Asian eggplant
1 small head cabbage
1/2 lb small carrots
1 lb zucchini
4 pickling cucumbers
4 ears of corn
N giant scallions
N garlic scapes

The self-pick was rained out when we were there to pick things up, so we'll need to go back again. The lure of basil is too strong to resist.

Half the corn was immediately devoured; the cabbage was braised with some onions, cayenne, and tomato paste. I'm going to try to set up some refrigerator pickles today with all the cucumbers kicking around.

(and I think I need some food/cooking related icons)

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From:bluepapercup
Date:July 29th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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mmmmmmmmmm garlic scapes!

they are soo good after being grilled on the stove - put them over steak with gravy!
From:gmpe
Date:July 29th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Is this a whole farm share or is it shared with someone? (I am trying to figure out if we may want to do one next year and wondering how much food it is.)
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From:nathanw
Date:July 29th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
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This is what our farm calls a "half share", and it's feeding myself and alphacygni. Their description is that a half share is sized for 1-2 adults, and a full share for 2-3. Our experience is that the half share is a lot of vegetables, and we can't quite keep up with it. Practice makes it easier. Being able to can and/or pickle some of the surplus would also help; since we're about to move, that didn't seem very practical. I do know one couple out here that has more than one full farmshare and is canning a lot of it. so they can eat locally for much of the winter, but I think that that's unusually ambitious.
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