Week 15 Shares

Individual Shares Choose 6

  • Sweet NJ Corn
  • Swiss Chard
  • White Russian Kale
  • Red Cabbage
  • Purslane
  • Parsley
  • Cucumbers
  • Scallions or Leeks or Garlic
  • Basil
  • EXTRAS: fresh flowers

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    Zucchini Corn Pancakes

    All that's left of a very big batch.

    All that's left of a very big batch.

    Serious Eats, one of my favorite food blogs, has started a new column called “The Crisper Whisperer”. Writer Carolyn Cope, a member of a CSA someplace, kicks it off with a bang with piece on zucchini, which she dubs “the Brangelina of seasonal produce”. Not up enough on your celebrity news to catch the dig at the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie household? Cope clarifies: “It reproduces like mad and is inherently and unabashedly plural.”

    She caps off the good writing with a recipe for zucchini-corn pancakes, which were a big hit tonight at dinner. She calls them “fritters”, but that makes them sound deep-fried, when I only used a coating of oil in a sautee pan.  Oh, and because I didn’t have any cilantro handy, I used some of the Week 12 garlic chives. I liked the taste, but I’ll try the cilantro the next time.

    Summer Salad with Grilled Corn

    Grilled Corn SaladI got this salad recipe–complete with photo–from Hell’s Kitchen CSA member Goutam Jois. It makes great use of everything that’s been the shares lately and it definitely looks good enough to eat!

    Summer Salad with Grilled Corn (serves 2)

    2 ears Upper Meadows Farm corn on the cob, grilled.

    (For dressing)
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 bunch Upper Meadows Farm lemony basil, cilantro, or both.
    salt & pepper to taste

    (For salad)
    1 bag mixed salad greens [optional]
    1/2 bunch Upper Meadows Farm kale
    1/2 bunch Upper Meadows Farm Swiss chard
    1 Upper Meadows Farm zucchini
    1 Upper Meadows Farm squash
    2 Upper Meadows Farm cucumbers, diced
    1/2 avocado, diced
    1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco

    Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend in a food processor with the basil/cilantro.  Set aside.

    Stem kale and chard; chop coarsely and blanch; wash in several changes of cold water.

    Trim ends of zucchini and squash, cut lengthwise, grill, cut into 1-inch pieces

    Toss greens, kale, chard, zcchini, squash, cucumbers, avocado, and dressing.

    Rub corn with butter, season to taste

    Week 11 CSA Share

    This week’s share:

    • Scallions or Onions
    • Red Russian Kale
    • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
    • Mixed Cucumbers
    • Swiss Chard
    • Cilantro or Basil
    • Purslane
    • Local NJ Stone Fruit or Black Raspberries
    • Local NJ Corn

    Stargazer Lillies