Although it’s technically a little late, I wanted to introduce you to a new bi-weekly feature called The Thursday Stash.
I realized that although I talk about my CSA box and, more often than not, cook recipes with vegetables from my CSA boxes, I don’t ever really share the excitement with all of you. Because it really is extremely exciting for me. Every two weeks I grab my grocery bag, walk on up the street, head into a stranger’s backyard, and load up with a goody-bag of veggie delight. It’s like the spy mission James Bond would go on if he was a vegetarian and really liked local, organic produce.
I’ve said it before, but my Wednesday veggie pickup feels like Christmas and my birthday rolled into one hearty vegetable package. And, sure, the newsletter tells me what to expect, but I’m always surprised when I open up my box. Maybe I will myself to forget what I’m supposed to expect, or maybe I’m a quick reader with a short memory; either way, I’m always delightfully excited by the unveiling.
So what is this “The Thursday Stash” business?
Well, I’ve decided that I’ll follow up my Wednesday pickups with a Thursday run-down. So you get to see what treats I’ve gotten. And maybe pose some suggestions on how to use them if you’ve got any ideas. I’m aaaalways open to food suggestions.
So, there you go. I’ve got onions, corn, green and yellow zucchini, beets, green beans, potatoes, and two fabulous heirloom tomatoes.
I’m still brainstorming ideas on how to use all of the bounty… although since the two beautiful heirlooms were about to cross over from perfectly ripe to overripe I made sure to use half of each today (they were HUGE). I’ll share what they became soon.
P.S. Doesn’t this red tomato look just like an angry old man??? I love it.
So there you go, folks. The first installment of The Thursday Stash has graced your lovely screens. Expect the next in two weeks. In the meantime, we’ll get to some kitchen experimenting with this summery stash!