Things are certainly changing around here. It's crazy to think that a few short months ago I had strawberries coming out of my ears. It seems like decades ago, although I am transported back to spring every time I open my freezer. My last CSA share consisted of chard, cabbage, yellow squash, eggplant, okra, a melon, potatoes, and lots of tomatoes (both heirlooms and "regular").
The squash went into this delicious summer squash and jalapeno spoonbread:
I combined the potatoes and cabbage with sausage for an amazing soup:
Several of the tomatoes were topped with parmesan and broiled:
The second I arrived to pick up my share, Amy informed me that there was okra and whispered, "you can take more than one basket." I love that they know my food obsessions :). I decided to only take a single basket because part of my mission in life is to spread the okra love. I sauteed it with a few tomatoes, corn, and zucchini.
I'm pretty sure that there's nothing better than grilled eggplant, so of course that's what I did with mine.
And, finally, I sauteed the chard with a tomato and topped it with a fried egg. It was a delicious and fast dinner!
I'm trying not to think about the fact that my CSA will soon be over, but I'm excited that it's actually a week longer than I originally thought. I've become so spoiled this summer that it's going to be a difficult adjustment to shop for produce at the store. And who will encourage my love for weird, sometimes slimy vegetables??