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Another Baker’s Dozen

Week 18 of the 24 week CSA. Thirteen items again in the box. A couple of fairly odd ones, and I didn’t swap anything.

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We got:
1 head Bok Choy – Friends Road Organics
1 bunch Pink Beauty Radishes – Friends Road Organics
1 container Microgreens – Eastbrook Produce
1 head Green Romaine Lettuce – Bellview Organics
1 bunch French Sorrel – Kirkwood Herbs
1 bag Mixed Hot Peppers – Outback Farm
1 bag Mixed Mustard Greens- Organic Willow Acres
2 piece Gold Acorn Squash – Windy Hollow Organics
1 bag Red Potatoes – Green Valley Organics
1 bag Orange Carrots – Freedom Acres Farm
1 bag Shallots – Shady Brook Organics
1 bag Green Okra – Life Enhancing Acres
2 pieces Heirloom Tomatoes – Crystal Springs Farm

The odd one — the okra. I think we got it once last year and I swapped it. This year, I didn’t.

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Okra can be done very well, with a little effort, so I guess the cookbook will be coming out for it. I also thought the mixed mustard greens were interesting. I feel like we have a real Southern basket this week.

As for all those peppers …

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… now that I know I have conquered that fear of canning, there may be some pickled peppers, or some hot relish being made. I have some wax beans, and those teeny carrots in here. I could do a pickled veggie mix.

I may take a few of them and hang them to dry out, like I did a few years back.

But, the truth about not swapping okra. When I got there, the swap box was already overflowing with hot peppers, since the full shares and the half shares all got peppers, so if I put the okra in the swap box, I could have had twice as many peppers, or another couple of heirloom tomatoes, or the French sorrel. Not much of a choice left.

I feel for our hosts. They will be drowning in peppers tonight. They get to keep whatever is finally left in that swap box after all of us have picked up our shares.

By the way, I love French sorrel. Another fairly unique item we get. There may be a quiche in the planning for this coming week.