Week 6 of my CSA (community supported agriculture) and I’m having fun. Can’t wait to eat the corn and tomatoes. I think I could make one meal with everything in the bag. Well, minus the flowers. This week I received: new potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, pole beans, peppers, sweet corn, eggs and flowers. Now the only thing I’m really not to sure about are the pole beans.
I searched the Internet for recipes with photos of pole beans. Not much out there. Found 2 non-photo recipes on RecipeZaar but nothing on the food blogs I follow. I even searched the Food Network and nothing. The beans are big and gnarly looking. We’ll have to see what we do with those. If anyone has any good recipes other than throw them in a pot with bacon please let me know. I have a feeling that is what I’ll be doing.
I love the orange tomatoes that came this week. Even the cherry tomatoes are orange. They taste like candy! Did anyone watch the Next Food Network Star finale? Each contestant had to make a pilot episode. Jeffrey Saad made a great looking steak sandwich with arugula and used yellow tomatoes. It looked delicious. He however didn’t win, Melissa d’Arabian won. She’s a home cook with her own show now. How cool is that! I think they need a gluten free dairy free cook on there too. Hmmmm