Thursday, July 12, 2007

No lettuce week!

Hi all! Hope everyone's enjoying a break from the heat on this breezy day.

This week's BOUNTIFUL share is:
carrots - 1/2 lb with tops
green beans - 1 1/4 lbs
beets - 3
kale/collards - 1 lb
Swiss chard - 3/4 lb
cabbage - 1 head
garlic - 1 bulb
cucumber - 4
summer squash - 5
green onions - 8

The menu for this week will be:

Russian Cabbage Borscht - p. 27 Moosewood
"My Heart leaps up" (Wordsworth) Stir fry (containing zucchini, beet greens, chard, green beans, and green onions)
Greek Stuffed Zucchini - p. 217 The New Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook
Paul's Favorite Cucumber Marinade
Blanched and frozen kale and collards for future use
One fresh cucumber for slicing and enjoying
A small bag fresh green beans

I know people are probably sad that there will be no lettuce this week. Don't worry, it will be back later in the summer. In the mean time, Julia and I are very happy to have a break from washing 30 heads of lettuce in a single afternoon! Also, don't worry about the pretentious names for the salad last week and the stir fry this week. We've got to put our liberal arts degrees to use somehow!

In other news, please remember that pick up this week is NOT at the Anthroposophical Society House. See your reminder email for directions to the alternate pick up site. Also, we hope you will join us for our field trip to the farm on Saturday. Meet at the farm at 10.30. If you're interested in carpooling from the Pioneer Park and Ride lot, let's talk about it at pick up and gauge interest.

Speaking of gauging interest, we have a poll for you all. As you see, we got a bulb of garlic this week. We'll probably be getting a bulb or so a week for quite a few weeks. Would people like to have their garlic raw to take home and use? Would you like us to peel, chop, and store it in olive oil and send it home in a little tub for your own use? Or, would you like us just to use it in the CFK meals? We are just wondering what people would be interested in. Let us know.

See you on Friday!
Mary and Julia

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