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This Week’s Harvest, 8/24, and Panier Pad Thai

August 25, 2011

lettuce, green bell peppers, corn, Bartlett pears, carrots, eggs, tomatoes

Aaaaaaand, we’re back!  I doubled up on the panier this week, knowing that I would be missing my vegetables after three weeks without a delivery.  And I’m so glad I did.  I’m particularly jazzed about the corn, which looks great.  Trouble is, I can’t decide what to do first: this Corn, Crab, and Basil Salad (we have lots of basil growing in the windowboxes now);  this Roasted Corn Custard; or Torta Salads, which could also make use of some of those gorgeous heirloom tomatoes – I especially love the green zebras – as well as some of the lettuce and the dreaded green bell peppers.  Good thing I got six ears of corn!

What else?  Well, following an egg-delivery mishap last time, we got two dozen eggs this week.  Hello, omelettes, frittatae, and quiches!  I already used a couple of them, along with a few shredded carrots, in a fabulous pad thai last night.  I used carrots in place of the more traditional bean sprouts.  Pop quiz: why?

a) I got carrots, not bean sprouts, in the panier.

b) I don’t like the taste of bean sprouts.

c) I am afraid they will kill me.

d) All of the above.

So. Freaking. Good.

Mmmm, pad thai.

Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.

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3 Comments
  1. August 26, 2011 12:51 am

    I’m too scared to read that article about sprouts! I remember hearing rumblings a few years back about their relative unsafety, and I’ve been scared to buy them ever since. Oh, alfafa, I miss you… (Not really.)

  2. researchingparis permalink
    August 27, 2011 5:10 pm

    Yay to the decision to make torta salads (and to you and Nick for letting me hang out for dinner) – they were so easy and such a good use of the panier. I think you’ve introduced yet another staple to my kitchen. Thank you!

  3. August 27, 2011 7:33 pm

    Hannah – Well, it’s not a completely unfounded fear…

    researchingparis – And yay to a good night had by all. 🙂 Torta salads are a fantastic way to use up lots of vegetables.

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