Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Year Three - Week Eight: Getting In Full Swing!

As we are hitting the stride of mid-summer, produce becomes heavy and laden in the fields as well as the shares that go out. What started the season as half a Wegman's bag (reusable tote) full are now up to two to get the share home.

Week Eight

1 PT blueberries
1 bunch beets
2 small zucchini
1 small head broccoli
1 cucumber
1 small head lettuce
1 bunch kale
1 bunch purple basil
1 QT Tomatoes
1 PT heirloom cherry tomatoes

Blueberries: Breakfast. Sometimes dessert too.

Zucchini: Got made into this great zucchini-blackberry-almond bread. Yum!

Broccoli: Got used in one of my favorite recipes, Lime Rickey Chicky

Cucumber: Pickles. Inbetween the two gardens (mine and Dad's) I had enough for a double batch of Bread and Butter pickles. So....21 PTS later, I'm stocked up on Bread and Butter. Up next, Lime Pickles!

Lettuce: Salad. It was a small head so it only really lasted two days, one dinner for two, one lunch.

Purple Basil: Wilted really quick, despite me putting it in water immediately.

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes: Salads and snacking.

Fruit Share!! This is amazing for the sheer fact that there is apples and stone fruit in it. With the early warm and late snow/cold snap, most of the stone fruits got hit hard, but the GFC was able to find some, and crops are/did rebound better than expected.

Week Eight Fruit

14 apples: Waiting to be made into applesauce. Well, those that haven't been eaten yet!

1 QT assorted stone fruits: I've been eating peaches this week, the nectarines are waiting for inspiration.

1 PT long blackberries: Eaten and added to others that live out back for future processing. I need to make more blackberry jelly soon.

Now that I'm all caught up, it's time to pick up Week Nine! Now time to get caught up on the 12 for 2012 projects....

1 comment:

  1. I had the best lunch yesterday with a lovely nectarine from the farmer's market. It was a little overripe, so I sliced it up and mashed it (with my fork, nothing fancy) into some Greek yogurt, and sprinkled the whole thing with chia seeds. It was filling and delicious!