This week our CSA included: 6 red peppers, 3 green/red peppers, 2 green peppers, 4 eggplants, salad greens, cherry tomatoes, and 3 granny plum melons.
We’ve been snacking on the peppers (all varieties), as usual. I thought about using the green peppers to make stuffed peppers, but one was warped in a way that reduced its cavity size significantly.
I made Baba Ganoush with the eggplant. I even found a recipe that eliminates the need to manually char the eggplant. This was really good! We’ve been eating it with pita chips and red peppers.
We hosted a cookout for Scott’s lab on Sunday, and I made a salad with the greens, tomatoes, and some of the peppers. I topped it with homemade lemon honey dressing – which was surprisingly good.
And we reluctantly ate some of the melons. They’re so weird. (One is going bad and won’t get eaten.)
We haven’t received a newsletter telling us what our produce will be for the last four weeks. It’s been frustrating to not be able to plan shopping much- especially now that the semester started. Speaking of the semester starting, The Chronicle of Higher Education recently highlighted a number of helpful articles for a new semester – and one is called “Preparing for a new semester: Conquer the grocery store.” The author suggests that you should consider buying enough dry goods and toiletries for an entire semester. Where does he store all his rice and beans? How big was this grocery bill really? Would you stock your shelves for 4 months at a time?