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This Week’s Harvest, 6/22

June 22, 2011

For the first week of summer, I have to say I think this is pretty lame:

celery, spring onions, eggs, tomatoes, lettuce

Celery?  Really?  That’s the best you can do?  I admit, immediately post photo shoot, I pulled off one of the ribs, cut it into smaller sticks, and dunked them in peanut butter, and it was a great snack, but come on.  It’s the end of June.  Also, this celery is alarmingly stringy.

The first tomatoes of the season are always exciting, though.  I like having a mix of varieties, too.  Considering our summer so far in Paris (all two days of it) has been on the cold and rainy side, I may just roast them and turn them into a creamy soup.

Speaking of a mix of varieties, these red and white onions make me happy.  We’re having a housewarming party this weekend (finally!) and my bacon-onion dip is always a hit at these things.  I can even chop up the fresh green tops and sprinkle them over it, and it will look extra festive.  And for festive party snacks, deviled eggs can’t be beat!

Um, at least it’s a different kind of lettuce?

Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.

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4 Comments
  1. June 22, 2011 8:21 pm

    Hmmmm creamy tomato soup.

  2. June 23, 2011 2:53 am

    Celery is a funny beast in my mind. I almost never buy it, except for making soup. And then I always find myself left with billions of ribs getting slowly bendier…. several times, when I was living at home, I’d end up making “stir-fries” for my parents and me which were just chicken and celery, or pork and celery, or kangaroo mince and celery, over rice. Well, with sauces and aromatics and everything, but still. We all knew we were pretty much just eating celery for dinner.

  3. June 24, 2011 12:12 pm

    Man I didn’t even get tomatoes! I’m jealous. And no fruit this week!! What’s up with that?? First week of summer and no fruit??

  4. June 27, 2011 2:33 pm

    Monica – Aw, yeah.

    Hannah – Mine usually ends up in stock, but it is way to hot today to consider simmering something for any number of hours.

    Hopie – No tomatoes? Boo. I am also indignant about the lack of fruit, but I just read that we’re getting apricots next week, so I’m looking forward to that!

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