My how the weeks fly by. It’s week 7 already, and we’re just getting started! Let’s have a look at what’s in this week’s half share from Heartland Family Farms….
We have regular ol’ cabbage instead of Napa cabbage this week, and plain Swiss chard instead of rainbow. More peas, green onions, kohlrabi, and yellow squash. Zucchini makes its first appearance and also cucumbers. Juliana will probably take the raw peas in her lunch bag to snack on in the afternoons. She might start snacking on raw kohlrabi sticks too.
She mentioned having the cucumber on salad because, with a planter full of lettuces on the back deck, we’re all about the salad lately. But I’m thinking about a cucumber cordial. A while back we made a rhubarb cordial, and this evening we made a cocktail by muddling a couple of strawberries and a sprig of mint, then adding some rhubarb cordial and stirring gently. We strained that into glasses with ice and added some sparkling water. It was quite refreshing! So why not try cucumber cordial? In fact, I see a trend emerging this summer (wait for it…): cordials! They’re easy to make and versatile. As always, we’ll keep you posted.