Hectic Week

This week is a little hectic at City Commons.  The lack of rain has got us all thinking about how to persevere in the face of drought conditions.  At first, we were having conversations about rain barrels.  Now, even the extra rain barrels we were dreaming about can’t help us.  We need more.  I have two daughters under two.  They let me spend 1.5 hours in the garden per day.  One minute more and all hell breaks loose.  Guess how I’ve been spending my 1.5 hours daily?  You guessed it, watering by hand.  Now I’m dreaming of drip tape and rain barrels in a water catchment system.  Others of us were talking about drip tape too.  So it goes.  And goes on sun shining.

In this week’s box:

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Swiss Chard

carrots

Carrots

beets

Baby Beets

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Fresh Garlic

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Kale

dill

Dill

cilantro

Cilantro

Zucchini and summer squash

Zucchini

cucumber

Cucumbers

 

Have you ever had pesto made with different herbs or vegetables?  Todays box is perfect for experimenting in that regard.  Substitute cilantro, lightly steamed swiss chard, or carrot tops! for basil in your favorite pesto recipe.

Or use this one:

Handful of greens (see above)

One clove of garlic

Half-teaspoon of salt

Juice of half a lemon

Handful of walnuts, almonds, pecans or pine nuts

Half-cup of good quality olive oil

Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor, and whizz to your desired consistency.  Enjoy!

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