Veggie FOMO, Week 13

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1 August 2014

  • Carola potatoes
  • eggplant
  • garlic
  • ground cherries
  • jalapeno pepper
  • leeks
  • serrano pepper
  • string beans
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini

The refrigerator is still reeling from the bounty of Week 12, but I can’t stop myself! This wonderful-ness won’t last forever.

Summer, with a Vengeance, Week 10

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11 July 2014

  • chamomile
  • fava beans
  • kirby cucumbers
  • tropea onions
  • spearmint
  • spinach
  • stevia
  • tuscan kale
  • zucchini

1 minute: The amount of time it takes to buy $15 worth of fava beans.

1 hour: The amount of time it takes to shell and hull $15 worth of fava beans.

Herbs & Alliums, Week 8

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27 June 2014

  • carrots
  • chamomile
  • fresh garlic
  • garlic scapes
  • lavender
  • purslane
  • sorrel
  • spring onions
  • thyme

A week of whimsical choices where I try to offset my allium obsession with colorful veggies. Healthy, vitamins – blah, blah, blah. Mainly, they’re pretty. And purslane sounds medieval.

Love the Declining Balance, Weeks 5-7

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  • Gone Fishin’ – Week 5, 6 June 2014
  • Choppin’ Cotton – Week 6, 13 June 2014
  • California Dreamin’ – Week 7, 20 June 2014

One of the (many) reason to love J&A’s CSA program is that they operate on a declining balance. It’s like having store credit: I spend against the amount that I paid in the spring.

This means I can buy more of what I want (fresh garlic, tomatoes) and can ignore items that don’t interest me (lettuce). There is no weekly box of bottomless bok choy, no planning around vacations.

My only problem: trying not to spend the entire balance on ground cherries in August.