Today my trip into St Catharines scored big for Joey.
My friend Tiffany picks fruit that would otherwise be wasted and donates it to worthwhile and helpful organizations.
Joey is pleased no doubt that Tiffany is fond of him as well. Today I picked up some donated pears for Joey which he thoroughly enjoyed for his dinner.
Todays's CSA baskets mark my 33rd week in a row of doing baskets on Tuesdays. My immense gratitude to all who have taken part, and especially those folks who have been along for the entire time.
If you aren't in my CSA I am often able to do extra baskets and bring them into town as I did today, so please get in touch if you feel you might be interested.
There are 12 weeks to go in this session and lots of food in the garden still, with the greenhouses growing nicely too.
The baskets today were pretty full.
They included onions, squash, carrots, peppers (both hot and sweet), and green tomatoes.
Also radishes. The ones pictured below are Watermelon Radishes and are gorgeous when cut open.
The herbs I added today were parsley, leaf celery and oregano.
Then came a good helping of greens such as chards, kales, or mustard greens.
On the top a bag of lettuces and I'm sure the baskets contained something else too!
I used the following recipe as a guide, but made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. And what I had on hand you will also find in you baskets.
This recipe is from Mark Bittman's "How To Cook Everything Vegetarian", a wonderful cookbook. I've noted my substitutions in brackets.