Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Vegetables, Late Start

Once again I had to race home from work to hit the farm share pickup right before they closed up at 7:30PM. It was sort of the dregs at that point but I got some pretty good stuff. Normally there are a lot more insufferable thirty-somethings with Baby Bjorns and toddlers eating raw live organic macrobiotic flax cookies crowding the line. I was able to make it through the line with relative ease this evening.

Here's what week six's crop looked like: red leaf lettuce, mixed salad greens, a giant head of cabbage, three cucumbers, a pint of blueberries, some white onions, a bulb of garlic, three tomatoes, two Italian peppers and three zucchini.

I was able to make a pretty decent salad out of the mixed greens, tomato (which actually tasted like tomato!), the cucumbers (for Jen only, naturally), the leftover croutons, the leftover mozzarella, the last of our pine nuts, some of our last batch of garlic scapes a little olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

We also enjoyed a baked potato with the remaining horseradish cream from our London Broil night. We had our leftover pasta from last night and the remaining cucumber salad as well.

We also had some fresh blueberries with yogurt and granola. I'm always tempted to do something with the berries but just having them plain and simple seems to me to be the best way to enjoy them. It's also conveniently easy for us lazy types.

Tomorrow night should give me a little more time to prepare something more inspired as I will return from work quite a few hours earlier than this evening.

Tomorrow, be prepared to read about a meal fit for royalty! The type of royalty with a small selection of vegetables and a strong desire to clean out their fridge and pantry!


Lisa Marie said...

I really love baked potatoes. I probably have them for dinner at least 3 times a week. Just wanted to put that out there.

Unknown said...

I highly recommend horseradish as a topping. Fantastic.

Maybe you could use some soy sour cream alternative.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't think I've ever had horseradish. Usually, I just put broccoli on my baked potatoes and smush the two together.