Today’s CSA Box | Week of June 24, 2019

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Recipe of the Week

Beet and Carrot Hummus

Recipe from: More with Less, by Jodi Moreno

ingredients

1 cup roasted or steamed carrots and beets, mixed together 

1/4 cup water

1 clove garlic

juice from 1/2 a lemon

1/3 cup tahini

salt

pepper 

a bit of olive oil

instructions

Put all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until super smooth, adding additional water to thin it out if needed. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and finish with another drizzle of olive oil. There are a number of different toppings you could use if you have them on hand. Consider: pesto, harissa, toasted nuts or seeds, caramelized onions or scallions.

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This Week's CSA Box

Veggie Tips 

Green Beans:  We grow green beans primarily for market and CSA because they take awhile to pick and it is difficult to get a fair price for them at stores.  Here you have the first harvest from our first summer planting of green beans.

 

Beets (loose): See our Recipe of the Week. I’m always tempted to roast the root vegetables.   You could make a medley of roasted beets, carrots, potatoes and garlic this week!

 

Carrots:  See our Recipe of the Week. We will soon be finished with our carrots.  These will store a little bit better in your refrigerator if you remove those pretty leaves.

 

Blenheim Apricots:  One of the best apricot varieties, sweet, aromatic and so flavorful. This apricot is hard to find even though it has been grown in California since the early 1900’s.  Since it doesn’t transport well and ripens from the inside out, it is disappearing from commercial production. If you see a little bit of green on the shoulder that is because it was picked properly (and this is one of the reasons that people don’t purchase Blenheims in a grocery store — the new but less flavorful varieties have been bred to be bright orange!)  Green-shouldered apricots are likely to be riper inside than you realize, and will be ready in just a day or two.  The season is fleeting.  We may have a very limited number of 10-lb boxes available — call or e-mail us if you are hoping to get one.  Note that we have also made 10-lb boxes of peaches available — you will see them in the CSA store if you sign into your account.

 

Garlic: This will store fine on the counter if you aren’t ready to use it.

 

Potatoes: Many recipe ideas in the Full Belly Recipe archives.

 

Zucchini:  We grilled ours recently!  It is also great with pasta if it is fried until it has a nice jammy texture.