Archive for August, 2010

Week twelve: a veritable cornucopia

Monday, August 23rd, 2010


Now we are rolling. What to do with escarole?

  1. Escarole.
  2. Heirloom tomatoes.
  3. Cucumbers.
  4. Always salad greens.
  5. Sweet onions.
  6. Another pattypan squash
  7. Carrots.
  8. My lagniappe: thyme.

Week eleven: pattypan squash

Sunday, August 15th, 2010


The first tomatoes of the season are surprisingly good. What to do with pattypan squash?

  1. Pattypan squash.
  2. First tomatoes!
  3. Always salad greens.
  4. More green beans.
  5. Carrots.
  6. Leeks.
  7. My lagniappe: more basil.

Week ten: green beans, and first basil

Sunday, August 8th, 2010


Basil, pesto. This time, full-boat Ligurian-style with added potato and green beans. The beans were blanched for three minutes, shocked with cold water, then tossed in with the cheese.

  1. Salad greens.
  2. Green beans (with a few purple and yellow for good measure).
  3. Carrots two ways.
  4. More onions.
  5. My lagniappe: basil.

Week nine: squash blossoms!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


Squash blossoms are ephemeral: fragile but delicious in a frittata.

  1. Salad greens.
  2. More arugula.
  3. More yellow carrots.
  4. More onions.
  5. My lagniappe: squash blossoms.