I’m working on a couple of posts about BrewZaPalooza, our big homebrew and pizza bash this past weekend, but in the meantime another week has passed and we have a new CSA share. We did well with last week’s share. I think we have a few green onions and cucumbers left. No photos of dishes from the week. I planned to make a cucumber cordial, but we’re out of vodka (gasp!) so that’s been put off until this week. Some friends sampled the rhubarb cordial and pronounced it delicious, so I think cordials are definitely trending here.
So let’s see, new this week are red potatoes, wax beans, and beets. More Napa cabbage, Swiss chard, cucumbers, and miscellaneous squash. Juliana has already roasted the beets, which I can’t learn to like no matter how they’re prepared. She’s craving curry, so we’ll probably make a meal of vegetables in curry. She also used most of the cabbage to make more kimchi.
In preparation for BrewZaPalooza, last week I fired up the smoker to finish some andouille sausages that Juliana and I made. As long as I had it going, I also smoked a large salmon filet, a whole chicken, and a few poblano peppers. Some of the sausages and chicken went on pizzas, and the salmon was part of a pasta salad. After we get home from the gym this evening, I’m going to stuff those smoked poblanos with homemade Italian sausage and cheese for dinner.
Garden update: the tomato and pepper plants are really producing. We already pulled an heirloom off the vine and a few jalapenos, plus we just picked enough green beans for a meal and the radishes are still going strong.