Weeds

This week, we had to extract veggies from the massive weeds that are overtaking this part of the world.  The rain and heat have made crops bump into serious production but unfortunately, the weeds are out of control too!  Here are some common weeds one might find in the Detroit garden:

 

 

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Purslane

 

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Amaranth

 

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Queen Ann’s Lace

 

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Ground Ivy

 

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Gallant Soldier

 

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Bind Weed

 

 

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Thistle

 

Now that you know which weeds we are battling, you might want to know what is in the box this week.

Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, cucumbers, collard greens, leaf celery, kale, basil and,

Cranberry beans

cranberry-beans

These beans are best shelled and cooked for 30 minutes or more.

This box makes me crave minestrone.  Get some good parmesan.  Substitute fresh tomatoes for the canned and the cranberry beans for the canned beans.  Yummy!

It has been suggested also, that this is a ratatouille box.  Maybe you are already familiar with this dish or maybe you know nothing about it!  Now is a great time to try out a recipe.  Here’s one from one of my favorite chefs, Jamie Oliver.  Try it and report back!

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