Tuesday, August 17, 2004

This is the week of Vegetables

Last night we made a huge pot of vegetable soup, consisting of mashed up carrots, peppers, potatoes, broccoli, Swiss chard, celery and whatever else that wasn't too moldy. And today, on the back porch, was this cornucopia ...

A local farm, Basket of Life, has a small CSA (where they share part of the crop with members every week), and I ordered one of their extra baskets this week. We got fresh corn, red potatoes, big green peppers, a bag of green beans and another of purple and yellow beans, squash, giant zucchini, tomatoes, hot peppers, and some odd yellow vegetable we haven't yet identified. Oh, and a loaf of oat bread. All fresh and organic and heirloom varieties.

Surely this will make up for eating at Wendy's on Sunday.

We couldn't wait to try the corn, so we grilled two cobs (which turned out to be incredibly juicy and fresh) along with blackened catfish and eggplant marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar (and later topped with Parmesan cheese). Throw in some roasted garlic bread and orange juice, and voila!

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