Cucumber Salad “Recipe”

  • Cucumbers
  • Scallions
  • Dill
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cut cucumbers, scallions, and dill into the size pieces you prefer.  In a bowl, add salt and pepper to these ingredients.  Drizzle with desired amount of olive oil, vinegar, and mustard to taste.  Enjoy!

This “recipe” has no amounts because it can easily be customized to personal preferences and the ingredients you have on hand.  Other dressing combinations and different oils and vinegars or lemon juice could also be used.  The flavor develops more if left in fridge a few hours before eating, but it’s good to eat right away too!

Pesto!

Today’s share included 2 pounds of basil, which can make a lot of Margarita pizza or pesto!  Pesto is super simple and can be customized based on your preferences.  Many recipes call for pine nuts, but other nuts or sunflower seeds can be used if desired.  And cheese can be left out for a dairy-free option.  It can be added to many foods as a flavoring and really tastes great in pasta.  I hope you enjoy this seasonal herb!

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Get Your Vitamin K!

Vitamin K helps with blood clotting and bone metabolism.  Today’s share includes collard greens and kale, which are both great sources of Vitamin K.  A 1/2 cup serving of cooked collards contains over 660% the daily value (DV) of Vitamin K and 1 cup of raw kale contains 141% DV of Vitamin K.  Make sure to eat some fat with those veggies because it increases the absorption of this fat-soluble Vitamin!

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Sadie is excited for arugula, another good source of Vitamin K!

 

Source: Vitamin K , Arugula

 

Thank you!

Today is the last share pickup and I would like to thank my loyal members for taking a chance with me on this first-year CSA.  Thank you.  I am grateful for your appreciation of the food each week.  It kept me motivated, when all I wanted to do was sleep in on Wednesday mornings!  I hope you enjoy this last share and the rest of your summer.  😊

Today’s Share:

  • Peppers (King Crimson or Corno di toro)
  • Jalapeno
  • Tomato (Indigo Rose, Cherokee Purple, San Marzano, Green Zebra)
  • Cherry Tomato (Bing, Black, Blush, Pink Bumblebee)
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Watermelon
  • Herb choice (rosemary, thyme, oregano, chocolate mint, sage)
  • Cortland Onions
  • Desiree and Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Ground Cherries
  • Delicata Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
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Delicata Squash, Tomatoes, and Ground Cherries

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Jalapeno, Corno di toro, and King Crimson Peppers

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Cortland Onion

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Spaghetti Squash

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Crimson Sweet and Amish Moon and Stars Watermelon

New this Week: Yukon Gold Potato and Walla Walla Onion

Walla Walla is an onion variety known for its mild and sweet flavor.  Unlike storage varieties, Walla Walla onions only last a few weeks, so use them first.  They will keep best stored at cooler temperatures.  Yukon Gold potatoes are a yellow-fleshed potato that was bred in Canada.

Today’s Share:

  • Peppers (King Crimson or Corno di toro)
  • Jalapeno
  • Tomato (Indigo Rose, Moskovitch, San Marzano, Green Zebra)
  • Cherry Tomato (Bing, Black, Blush, Pink Bumblebee)
  • Beets
  • Dill, flowering
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Desiree and Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Ground Cherries