This afternoon/evening I’ll distribute the epitome of health after having gorged myself on the World’s Largest & Messiest Ice Cream Sandwich at a local inland beach party. The local business improvement district does all kinds of interesting little events and today’s was cooler than most: play beach music on a street corner, toss some beach balls around and have the famous Captain Cookie hand out crack, er, ice cream and cookies to the first 200 people who show up. Pays to be early!
Tuesdays are CSA days around here. Everyday is a “staring off into space and thinking about books I’ve enjoyed” day around here as well. I’ve always been a fan of hardboiled detective novels and their film noir movie adaptations. Today I was inspired to attempt something I’ve never done before: fine art potato portraiture. Besides a leek, what other produce springs to mind when you think “gritty”? This unfortunate looking potato certainly has some grit in those unfortunate crevices (more on the backside). So here you go: the end result of the free association of Dashiell Hammett and ugly potatoes.
By the way, one of the HUGE benefits of getting veggies direct in a CSA is that some of them will be ugly but they will actually be nutritious and (depending on personal taste) delicious. Much of our supermarket food is chosen for how it looks, never mind its taste and with zero concern for nutritional value. Take that Monsanto!
Got the delivery from Lancaster Farm Fresh this morning and we’ve got some exciting additions to the usual suspects for this week. Zucchini! What a pleasant surprise to see you so early!
Also, one of the benefits of having a house full of preschoolers every Tuesday morning is that there are no obstacles to whipping out an incredibly complicated watercolor homage to beets and carrots at the drop of a hat. I may be no Winslow Homer but I bet I’ve got access to better veggies.
Go forth and Get Strong with kale and chard!
Here is what we’ve got today!
If you’re in the Mid-Atlantic region Lancaster Farm Fresh is the CSA for you! Summer season sign ups are open!
What are the Community Supported Agriculture options near you?