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I keep meaning to take a picture of my CSA bag before I unload it. But I’m always too excited and start pulling stuff out immediately.

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • 6 apples
  • rattlesnake green beans
  • 3 red onions
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • herb bundle
  • 5 lbs of apples

The bag of apples on the left is my half of a #10 lb bag of apples I bought and split with my neighbor Lucy. (Check out Lucy’s blog!) I want to make apple butter. I think Lucy’s going to make pies.

Herb close-up. At the top of my bag was a beautiful bunch of lettuce leaf basil. When I first saw it in the bag, I wasn’t sure what it was because the leaves are curly, but the fragrance was unmistakable. I also got chives, winter savory, Mexican tarragon, and lemon verbena.

So here’s this week’s plan…

Tomatoes, zucchini, and basil = end of summer pasta dish

The green beans will probably get blanched and frozen for sometime later this year. I’m kind of green beaned out for now.

I’m craving French onion soup, so the onions may end up in that this weekend. Possibly some of the savory, too. I hope this weekend is a little nippy – I want it to be onion soup weather!

The sweet potatoes will just get baked and served whole. Maybe with the onion soup.

I like to steep lemon verbena leaves in tea. I’m not sure what will happen yet to the Mexican tarragon. Hmm.

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