Bounteous blessingsI am swimming in vegetables. Beautiful, organic, LOCALLY grown vegetables. And it is such a wonderful feeling!! After reading Lindsey's wonderful series on food, I bought the Barbara Kingsolver book Animal Vegetable Miracle. Oh, so wonderful. I so recommend it.
So I'm trying to take the baby steps that I can to incorporate local and organic foods into our diet. Fortunately, my garden is giving me a lifetime supply of zucchini, scallop squash, beets, swiss chard, and any herb you can imagine. And in a week or two, I will be drowning in tomatoes. Then, my BIL is volunteering for a local CSA (community supported agriculture, where you buy into a farm share of produce for the summer). He borrows our van to deliver produce once a week, and in return gets a double full share. Since they have one very small baby, they share this bounty with us and we get a full share a week. Hello, win win win for everyone involved?? I think so too.
So today they brought me:
3 heads broccoli
1 kohlrabi (any ideas what to do with this one??)
big bag of salad greens
huge bag of chard
6 squash--striped and yellow
1 ginormous make it into zucchini bread zucchini
2 heads of cabbage, purple and green
6 ears corn
1 big scallop squash
6 yellow banana peppers
1 poblano pepper
4 red peppers of some kind, probably hot
15 red and yellow potatoes
1 rutabaga (more help?)
1 pint raspberries
1 pint blackberries
HOLY COW!!! I just made a menu trying to incorporate most of this into the next week. We're going to be loving life. Does anyone want to come over for dinner?