Triple Okra Overload

weekly CSA share
We never have too much okra in this house! It is just so tasty no matter what you do with it.

We did it again! Yes, we traded several items for more baskets of okra, and who can blame us? Okra, at least here, seems to have a fairly short season; either that, or our farmer doesn’t plant quite enough (for us, anyway). Whichever it is, we’ll scarf up all the okra we can when it’s available; it seems that we can’t get too much.

Our share this week included:

  • Snow Leopard Melon (1)
  • Red La Soda Potatoes (5)
  • Okra (1 basket)
  • Pickling Cucumbers (4)
  • Sweet Corn (3 ears)
  • Bell Peppers (2)
  • Green Chilies roasted (bag) traded for okra
  • Glendale Gold onions (4) traded for okra

You’ll note  that we actually have 3 bell peppers, as we snagged a slightly damaged pepper from the surplus basket. To us, the most interesting item is the Snow Leopard melon — which we’ve never heard of — it’s smaller than a cantaloupe, smooth like a honeydew, and we’re not even sure what it looks like inside. We can hardly wait to slice that baby open, and, when we do, we’ll let you know.

Update 14 August: The Snow leopard melon that we had such high hopes for was a disappointment: it wasn’t ripe enough when we sliced into it. But we did use some of the okra and the corn in a new dish, Pan-Roasted Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes. It was wonderful and we are definitely making it again. If you want to check it out, the recipe will be coming out later this week — Friday we think. Another bell pepper went into a batch of fried rice that we had for a quick and easy dinner, and the pickling cucumbers we just sliced and ate as sides or on sandwiches. The potatoes are awaiting their fate.

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