Last night the farm where Karen and I have a CSA share put together a potluck dinner and stargazing night immediately following the veggie pick-up time. No stars were seen, but plenty of potlucking was done.
First, we had to gather the veggies for the week though. Karen is going on vacation (take me with you!) so I have all the veggies to myself for the next few weeks. Whoa. In addition to the items the farmers pick for us, they also have a “Pick Your Own” list that lets the shareholders go out into the farm and pick certain items. This week had EPIC amounts of tomatoes including 3 pints of plum tomatoes, 4 pints of yellow grape tomatoes and 2 pints of red grape tomatoes. INSANE. This was in addition to the regular tomatoes that the farmers picked for us.
CSA Week 10 (The whole share!)
-7 lbs of tomatoes (!!!)
-green & gold zucchini
This week’s pick-your-own, including my eggs from my egg share. I didn’t even take half of what you could pick because there was no way I would use it all in one week.
-yellow grape tomatoes
-serrano and jalapeno peppers
-basil and dill
Once the veggie pick-up was down we chowed down. I’ll share what I contributed tomorrow with a fun, easy and delicious recipe! All of the items people brought were delicious. Most were vegan and the rest vegetarian.
The winning dish for me for the night wasn’t really a dish at all, but a cookie. A quinoa cookie to be exact. Holy Moly these were good. I *must* find this recipe!
These apple sauce cake bites weren’t far behind as my 2nd favorite. They were tart and moist and just lovely.
It was a wonderful night at the farm and I’m so glad that the weather cooperated. Now…I’m off to figure out what to do with 7lbs of tomatoes!
Have a great day and if you have any recipes for tomatoes (or a quinoa cookie!) that you want to share, pass them along!