Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Week 20 Veggie List & Ideas

Basket of Tomatoes and Peppers
First Peppers & Tomatoes of this Cool CA Summer
It’s that time of year when the light turns golden and so do the redwood needles in northern California. It’s the warmest, driest time of year, and days are noticeably shorter. Soon fall winds will send the golden redwood needles flying, but until then, let’s revel in the golden light, and take some time off to enjoy it. You might have noticed that I took a little break myself, on vacation in Oregon last week, so didn’t post the usual veggie list and menus.

Finally our first tomatoes of the year: both Early Girls and cherry tomatoes. And the first sweet peppers, which of course combine wonderfully with tomatoes. More radicchio means that we’ll be cooking some with onions and sugar, the only way I know of to eat it comfortably. And I'm wondering about how to make raspberry vinegar before raspberry season is over. Leftover dill might be useful on the beets from last week and this week. And cilantro pesto perhaps?

This week’s veggies:

Asian stir-fry mix (tatsoi & mizuna)
Beets (red & golden)
Potatoes (yellow finn)
Sweet peppers
Dry-farmed tomatoes
Sungold cherry tomatoes

Leftovers: baked chicken, beet soup, beets, steak, corn, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, radicchio, dill


Salad: lettuce, tomatoes

Simply steam: greens, chard

Pasta with Leeks, Tomatoes & Peppers

Tuscan-style Garlic Arugula, with Asian greens too?

Cilantro Pesto with salmon or pasta?

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