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This Week’s Harvest, 7/28

July 28, 2010

Lettuce, red onions, green beans, eggs, tomatoes, green bell peppers, eggplant

Since today is the last CSA share before the summer holidays (vegetables like to sun themselves, too) I arranged to have a double panier for this week.  So what you see above is only half of what I actually got.  It’s a bummer there was no fruit again this week, but I did get some of my favorite vegetables: eggplant and green beans.  Tomatoes are so versatile, and I’m pretty excited about the red onions with the tops still attached – it’s like two onions in one!

With all those onions and tomatoes, I’m definitely going to have to put together some salsa.  Speaking of appetizer/picnic-type fare, do you know what I’ve been craving lately?  Deviled eggs.  Gonna have to make that happen this weekend.

I have yet another Indian dinner planned for tonight.  I’m going to try a lighter baked eggplant recipe from (where else?) Miss Masala, and a richer, more traditional-sounding green beans in spicy coconut milk recipe.  But I will still have more eggplant and green beans to play with.  Hooray!  We’ll definitely be roasting up some green bean fries in the near future.

There are very few foods that I really don’t like.  Most of them I can deal with in one way or another, usually depending on how they’re cooked.  Green bell peppers, however, are probably my biggest challenge.  I’ve found I can eat them if and only if they’ve been cooked beyond recognition, preferably with many other flavorful ingredients surrounding them.  Like in Philly Cheesesteaks, fajitas, or jambalaya.  One of those things is very likely to happen this week, especially if I can work in some of the other vegetables – onions and tomatoes being prime suspects.

Two big, fluffy heads of lettuce in the fridge mean dinner salads.  Lots of them.

Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.

  1. Hannah permalink
    July 29, 2010 2:04 am

    In Which I Am An Annoying Person: Camille, don’t you knoooooooow that eggplant is a fruit? Why aren’t you making eggplant and caramelised sesame ice cream for us, riffing on the tahini-eggplant combo?

    Sometimes I don’t know where your head is at.


  2. August 2, 2010 10:47 am

    Hannah – So are tomatoes and bell peppers, but you don’t see me making ratatouille brownies. 😉 I did actually make an eggplant dessert for a while when I was working in a restaurant. But I love them so much in savory things, it almost seems a waste to cover up their deliciousness with sugar, when oil and salt are all they really need.


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