I’m not complaining, believe me.
But I am starting to wonder if I’m crazy. I just can’t turn down produce. We got our CSA on Tuesday; it was corn, beans, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, potatoes, and onions. Then a friend from work brought in a bunch of produce from her garden. From her I received some cabbage, some snow peas, some shelling peas, a different kind of green bean, more zucchini, more cucumber, and more broccoli. And another coworker brought me that gorgeous bright yellow pattypan squash. (The picture doesn’t even show the corn, shelling peas, or onions.)
Then, I went to the grocery store to pick up one thing. . . and they had red peppers on sale for a dollar each. Yes, I bought eight. And Trevor comes home with another bag of cucumbers and/or zucchini every other day. Which is awesome, since we don’t actually have either one of those things in our garden.
What I’m going to do with all this stuff, I have no idea–I hope it lasts until next week, because we’re going to the lake this weekend so I won’t be doing any canning for a few days.
I will be able to use some of the produce at the lake because I’m making Corn and Zucchini Simmered in Coconut Milk with Thai Basil–the name is a bit cumbersome, but it’s absolutely delicious (it’s from one of my favorite cookbooks, Local Flavors, by Deborah Madison). And it’s a great way to use zucchini and corn. Plus, I actually have Thai Basil in my garden, if you can believe it. (Just a note, if you do look at or want to try the recipe: I actually use chicken instead of tofu, because we just happen to like the taste and texture better with chicken. And I substitute fresh parsley for cilantro, because neither one of us can stand the taste of cilantro.)
So, too much produce: it’s a wonderful problem to have!