Why is a photo of produce so exciting? Is this pornography for middle-aged urban dwellers?
I am a huge fan of greens, so I'm very happy with this delivery. I had to take the photo indoors today to avoid the glare out on our porch. It's a gorgeous sunny day out, and that combined with the variety of produce grown locally, reminds me of how lucky we are to live in Southern California, despite some of the well-known drawbacks.
This week we got (roughly clockwise from the back): rainbow chard, beets, cauliflower, green oak lettuce, carrots, rapini, red potatoes, garlic, persimmons, pink grape tomatoes, grapes, kiwis, pumpkin chocolate chip cookie (gone within seconds!), fuji apples, yellow onion, yellow bell pepper, flagolet beans, and pomegranates.
Wow. We are certainly going to be eating from the rainbow this week. And we're so loaded with pomegranates lately, I think I'll make a gift of one to someone who could use a ton of antioxidants. Since we got cauliflower, I can't resist making one of my favorites tonight, vegetable curry. Click here for the recipe. And later this week I'll be making these awesome Guadalajaran swiss chard quesadillas, which sound exotic, but are super quick and easy.
If you're interested in joining a CSA, click here to find one near you. CSAs are a great way to eat fresh, local produce that's usually organic. It's good for the farmers, better for your health, and better for the environment because of all the resources that are saved by cutting out the shipping. I'm so happy about all of that, but the best thing of all is that this stuff really tastes great! Are you a member of a CSA? Let us know in a Comment. And if anybody has a recipe for rapini, I'd love to hear about it.