Friday, August 26, 2011

One Farm Share Project Completed

Yesterday I got the full share because my sister-in-law is out of town.  It's an insane amount of food:
2 heads of lettuce
10 leaves of kale
1.5 pounds of potatoes
10 tomatoes
3 peppers
2 cucumbers
2 heads of garlic
3 large shallots
lots of beets
lots of carrots
10 jalapenos
1 bunch dill
2 eggplant
3 small pattypan squashes
1 pint sungold cherry tomatoes
2 pints jolly tomatoes (supposed to be 4, but I gave up in the rain)
1 pint green and yellow beans (supposed to be 2, also too rainy)
2 melons
2 spaghetti squashes
I didn't even bother with the flowers and the rest of the herbs.

So I have three big projects to do: dilled carrots, pickled beets, and I think I'm going to make salsa out of all those peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, and garlic.  But not today.  Today I tackled the carrots!

In addition to dilled carrots (and, for the first time, I can actually use the dill heads the recipe calls for since I got fresh dill at the farm) I tucked the green and yellow beans into 4 of the pints.  I think it will be a nice combination.  They look really festive with the orange, green and yellow stripes.  Today's totals are 4 pints of the dilled beans and carrots and 3 pints of dilled carrots.  I ran out of hot pepper for the last pint so used cayenne.  I'm sure it will be great!

What's left?  LOTS.  I think I'll make the beets, salsa and maybe potato chips tomorrow.

3 comments:

  1. Holy cow! I get tired just *reading* everything you're doing. :) Personally, we'll be hand-carting 10 yards of gravel to put down as a base for the backyard paver patio. Next weekend, sand and pavers. I'm tired already.

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  2. If it makes you tired just reading about it, then imagine how I feel living here!

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  3. Meadowlark, I can't wait to see pictures of your new patio!

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