Cukes & Corn

weekly CSA produce share
It’s always fun when we head down to the CSA to pick up our produce: we never know what might show up!

This week, it was a pretty good mix of vegetables (and a few nuts, too). All told, we picked up:

  • Fresh pistachios (1 basket)
  • Basil (1 bag)
  • Bell peppers (4)
  • Purple onion (1 large)
  • Corn (4 ears)
  • Cucumbers (4)
  • Sweet potatoes (3)
  • Summer squash (5)

We already have plans for some of these. For example, the basil and pistachios are going into a batch of pesto; we just have to pick up some Parmesan cheese this week when shopping. At least three of the cucumbers are going into a batch of Quick and Easy Dill Pickles, which, depending on how they turn out, might show up as a post. Everything else is up in the air. Any suggestions?

Update October 2. We ended up just eating the pistachios after we roasted them. Yes, we know we said we’d make pesto, but it didn’t happen, at least not with the pistachios. We did use the basil for pesto, just made it with walnuts, instead. Some of the cucumbers did end up as Easy Dill Pickles, so expect that recipe soon. One day for lunch, we had what we call sweet potato disks — basically, we peel the sweet potatoes, cut them into rounds about 1/4-inch thick, and pan-fry them until blackened and crispy. It’s probably our best way to get sweet potatoes on the table in a hurry. We ate the corn, just plain, as corn on the cob, and, for the summer squash, we tried out Belle’s Squash Casserole (coming soon to a post near you).

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