The drought was finally broken by torrential rains and thunderstorms this past weekend. Unfortunately it also flooded our basement both at home and at work. Much of the weekend was spent either moving stuff out of the basement or being away from the apartment since we couldn’t use toilet or shower. Not much cooking happened and so I was a little worried with this week’s farm share and how I’d finish last week’s food AND deal with this week.
This weeks delivery was beets, carrots, spring onions (yay!), curly kale, romaine lettuce, 2 lbs of potatoes, 2 lbs summer and cousa squash, 1 bunch basil and 1 lb green or wax beans.
Once the delivery was announced (thank you Parker Farm for posting the drop offs!) I went on a search for a quick and easy recipe that would use up a majority of the ingredients from this week and the ones from last week that were still kicking around. I found this awesome minestrone recipe and will be cobbling it together tonight after teaching. Perfect and summery, I love the addition of” pistou” or pesto for added flavor!
The other half the kale will become my ALL TIME FAVORITE KALE RECIPE: Kale Chips! Sooooo good!
If you have a farm share or frequent a farmer’s market, how’s it going? Has it been a good growing season? Less than stellar? What are you looking forward to most this season? (Me: tomatoes!)