Veggie Tips

Basil: This is the first basil you have had in your CSA box in several weeks. Basil stores best if kept dry and not too cold. The Full Belly web site has a recipe that uses a lot of the items you have had recently in your boxes — do you have potatoes left over from last week?  If so, look at this recipe for some ideas.

Cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and basil: When we think of salad in the summertime it’s usually a vegetable salad, no lettuce because we can’t grow that here in the heat.  The cucumbers can be sliced thin, and with the chopped tomatoes, you have the base of the salad.  Slice, oil, salt and then grill or fry some of the eggplant, let it cool and then chop it up as well.  The pepper can be roasted, or you can slice it up raw.  Dice some of the basil and combine everything with some olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Peppers: We have been trying to give you a different variety of sweet pepper each week.  This week it is Jolene’s Choice, sweet and good for snacking.