Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Week Five--Here come the colors

Pay no attention to the poor picture quality, and focus instead on those gorgeous beets (the ones growing in my garden are maybe a third of that size now--maybe) the beautiful zucchini, pattypan and summer squash, more of those delicious crunchy turnips, and enough salad to keep us happy all week. Plus more baby bok choy and two big bunches of chard.

Louisa, of The Wednesday Chef, has a post up today all about CSA love, and it's worth checking out just to see what other farmers are growing and what another passionate home cook is planning to do with all the bounty. She's thinking, as I am, of trying a raw beet salad. There's a recipe in Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer that I've been wanting to try..well, forever. You just grate up the beets and toss them with a bit of lemon, olive oil, fresh dill and mustard seed.
It's worth buying the book, though--it has tons of successful, supremely easy recipes that are great for, duh, the summer.

And, sadly--no mangetout this week. I'm guessing my francophilic pea yearnings will have to wait until next year.


swimgirlseries said...

I am so glad we actually have some beet seedlings. We sowed some directly from seed and then we had a torrential downpour 30 minutes later. I don't have much a row of beets, more of a beet "cluster".

Love Louisa too!

Alto2 said...

While at the House of Mouse in Feb. 2008, I had an excellent beet and goat cheese salad. It's my new fave. Somewhere I have a good recipe for roasted beets and something. I'll look for it.

Dan Shaw said...

Please try the beet recipe and let us know. It sound delish but I have not time try it myself!

Wordgirl said...

Oh I have CSA envy....


I've hardly even gotten to our farmer's market yet -- and last time I did before the fourth all they had in was strawberries and lettuce...

Ah, the great north.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog...and now that I'm back I have some reading to do to catch up!