Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Week 22 Veggie List & Ideas

Bowl of Cut-up Apples
Our First Apples: Worms & Bugs Removed
The last day of August already, and Labor Day on its way. Although it didn’t get very warm here in coastal California this year, summer is winding down. Days are shorter, and leaves are beginning to turn red and gold already. September and October are often our sunniest months, which hopefully will prolong the tomato season that just started. Bruce picked our first windfall apples off the ground and removed various insects. They’re tart and will make great applesauce and apple cakes. Stay tuned for fall recipes!

Looks like some sort of pasta with fresh veggies this week. And maybe a special Labor Day treat, like potato salad, berry pie, or carrot pancakes!

This week’s veggies:

Potatoes (Yellow Finn)
Summer squash
Sweet peppers
Dry-farmed tomatoes (lots!)
Sungold cherry tomatoes

Leftovers: lettuce, radicchio, leeks, dill, tomatoes, basil, carrots, chicken, bacon, many cherry tomatoes


Salad: lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, carrots

Simply steam: spinach and beet greens

Potato salad for Labor Day, maybe with cherry tomatoes

Potato leek soup or borscht

Mom’s old world beets with bacon

Pasta with leeks, tomatoes, squash, and peppers

Baked tomato-basil-garlic sauce and pasta

Strawberry-raspberry pie, or apple cake?

Carrots with wheat germ? Or carrot pancakes?

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