Tuesday, July 27, 2010

summer bounty :: a photo essay

Paella from my cookbook, with a summer twist. I substituted peas and peppers with carrots and zucchini from my organic CSA share

Thanks to my participation in a CSA share this summer, I am literally up to my ears in fresh, locally grown organic produce. I can barely keep up with using it up! It's a fun conundrum, though. Instead of going to the market and choosing my veggies, I get a box of whatever is abundant and in season; it's kind of like homework – or "Iron Chef" on a smaller scale. The CSA veggies have been absolutely gorgeous: much more vibrant than I would find at the supermarket. I leave you with photos, rather than words.


Haricots verts et tomates from my cookbook, again, made from organic CSA share veggies


Caribbean-inspired Sloppy Joes, made with tempeh, peppers, mango, and flavored with tamarind. 


Sloppy Joes, a-cooking

Monster basil, which quickly became monster pesto 


Tabboulleh

Last week's share: cucumber, carrots, beets, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, onion, yellow squash, green beens, and oregano [not pictured]









Previous share: basil, lettuce, chard, garlic, cucumbers, zucchini/yellow squash, tomatoes, beets and red potatoes



Look at that contrast...gorgeous

17 comments:

d said...

Sloppy Joe recipe, plz?

carrie said...

everything looks delicious! Super jealous of your CSA. :)

Mihl said...

All that food looks good! Wow, what a basil leaf! I found a monster basil plant at the grocery store. It was a little tree almost.

Bianca said...

Yea! This makes me wanna go home right now, pull out your book, and get on that paella!

Millie said...

Everything looks fabulous, This makes me wanna cook again. Since its so hot here I have been eating only fresh fruits & veggies...the stove has been on vacation since the beginning of July. Hee...Hee...Hee.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful, bountiful harvest you are sharing in. There are some awesome treats there! You've got a great CSA.

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JL Goes Vegan said...

Gorgeous. (I'm hungry!)

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

Great photo essay! Everything is better when it's made with great ingredients like those!

Eric said...

that basil leaf is a bit intense!

CWrites said...

OOOH my goodness, that photo essay is a feast for the eyes! I'm so hungry now!

dreaminitvegan said...

Yum, so much beautiful food!

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Chesnut said...

Your pictures are so yummy!

Jackie said...

Still working my way through your book and have loved everything I have tried.

Still trying to find tempeh here but have had no luck so far.

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Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I am always jealous of people's CSA shares! There seems to be only one option in Vienna and it is SUPER expensive.

mags said...

haven't been here for a long time.... So glad I revisited your blog. I never feel more at peace with the world than when I'm reading it. :)

Thank you.