Three, count ’em, three baskets of okra

CSA produce share
White bell peppers! Who ever heard of such a thing?

Yep, look at that! Yesterday, through the fortuitous benevolence of the trading baskets we were able to increase the amount of okra we brought home from one to three baskets. We revel in the apparent dislike that some people have for okra. It always means more for us! Yay!

Other items in this weeks share include:

  • Big Jim Anaheim Peppers (5)
  • Mixed bell peppers (green and white)
  • Tomatoes (1 basket)
  • Gold potatoes (3)
  • Sweet potato (1 huge)

The items we traded for the extra okra were a basket of tomatillos and six red onions (we have lots of onions at home already).

So far, we’ve made our first batch of gumbo with the okra and tomatoes. It’s quick and easy; we’ll show you. Everything else, well….

Update 31 July: The huge sweet potato came a large batch of rosemary-sage oven fries, and yes, we did make the cheese sauce to go with. The okra, other than what we used for the gumbo, we turned into fried okra. The Anaheim peppers went into a batch of Chili Relleno Casserole, which is probably our favorite way of using chili peppers. And finally, we made some risotto stuffed peppers with the remaining green and white peppers.

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