Summer seems to be back, when its almost September of course. It was a very hot harvest this morning, we actually made the choice to start harvest in the dark with headlamps because of the heat. I’m glad we did, because as we had brought the last truck in to unpack in our wash area to clean, we were baking in the sun already.
Petite Cucumbers–they are just setting fruit, lots next week
Tomatoes (not as many as we’d like, we are beginning to see some late blight on our plants)
No kale or chard greens this week as the plants need a break, so eat up those beet greens! Remember those beet quesadillas that I previously gave the recipe for?
Some new recipes:
So what can i make with all of this fresh parsley? One of our market regulars last year, and CSA member now, introduced us to tabbouleh. We love it; we eat it a lot, and it can hold in the fridge for a few days which is nice. He told us the key to a traditional tabbouleh is the ratio of parsley–you want loads of fresh parsley.
Here’s how we make our tabbouleh at 26th street:
One cup bulgar wheat or quinoa (cook according to instructions)
One cup halved cherry tomatoes
One cup (or more—this salad should look super green!) finely chopped flat leaf parsley (we use the stems too–they will soften in the Marinade)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup feta
Juice of one lemon
Two-three tablespoons olive oil
Salt/pepper to taste
Cook/cool grain. Stir tomatoes and other ingredients in a large bowl with the grain. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and pour over the bowl. Yum!
Just a heads up, the coop in Lincoln, named open harvest, is having their dig deeper farm tour this saturday. You will have the opportunity to visit multiple organic farm operations around the Lincoln area. A lot of those farmers are our friends, and we have learned so much from them. It is a great opportunity to spend a day learning about food with your families, the drive is worth it. I encourage you to consider going up there to see all of the other amazing farms.
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See you tonight!