Honestly, I don't know where the time goes. On Wednesday it felt like Friday, and now that the real Friday has come and gone I'm wondering where all the time went. So here we are almost midway through Sunday and despite having a three-day weekend with no real plans, I somehow find myself very busy. There is clutter to tidy up, dishes to do, a messy stove to clean, laundry to do, market bounty to put away, cats to groom, a run to do, and eventually dinner (and bread?) to make. And so this week's CSA and market roundups will be a bit briefer than usual.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday's CSA box... well, it came a bit out of nowhere. After weeks of spring goodies, and the emergence of summer produce at the market, what did I find in my box? Broccoli! Kale! Collard greens! (And, inexplicably, watermelon.) The broccoli was, it must be said, looking a bit the worse for wear, presumably due to last week's heat wave. But the collard greens were surprisingly good with some raisins and spices, couscous, and sausage. I haven't yet cut into the watermelon, but I plan to do so this afternoon or tomorrow. It's supposed to be yellow inside! I've never had one of those. I am considering breaking out the mortar and pestle to make some chile-lime salt for sprinkling over the watermelon.
At the market today, well, I once again made out like a bandit. There are dahlias on the living room table. I have carrots, celery, and parsley for my lentil and bulgur salad (which I'll have with some sauteed broccoli rabe from a friend's garden). Leeks are for the linguine that I made last week and enjoyed so much that I'm impatient to make it again. Asparagus for an exciting new recipe recommended by Sapna, which I'll post when I make it on Tuesday or Wednesday. In short, I am flush with delicious vegetables! But that's not all. I picked up a basket of strawberries, more white peaches, and some cherries and apricots. (The Blenheims are still two or so weeks away, alas, but being impatient, I couldn't resist the prospect of the tart that Brave Sir Robin recommended last week!) There's also a pasture-raised longhorn steak for when the Suitor makes his (hopefully triumphant) return from his Brazilian Ironman adventure.
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
Labels: Locavore living