2015 CSA Spring June 27th Planet Earth Diversified
Garlic, shallots and classic basil this week harken to full flavor and nutrition in your meals. There are three ingredients which easily turn into a nostalgic refrigerated salad of my youth: My Mom would chop up tomatoes, cucumber and onion, then dress them in a light vinegar and marinate, chilled, until dinner time. The authentic flavor of fresh tomatoes is what eventually led me to today…remembering the taste of Big Momma’s tomatoes. Combined with the chilled crunch of the cucumber and tangy onion of Mom’s marinade, and you can have a simple yet delicious experience. This week Mike and I used shallots and minced garlic, in addition to using a heavier balsamic vinegar. Scissor cut basil was added fresh at the serving as a garnish. The leftovers were used to enhance raw veggies at lunch, with chopped kale and squash mixed in.
Yes, summer officially arrived but our Summer CSA share season starts next week in July. If you are not already signed up, you can find the form at the web address listed at the bottom. It is also that time of year when we have all kinds of visitors popping up. Just recently Mike found evidence along our lower fields of a mother and cub. The photo at right was taken when a mother tried to convince her three cubs to nap in the trees until the humans dispersed, but the cubs had a hard time getting comfortable. She snoozed peacefully.