26 July 2007

CSA Week 8

One of the benefits of commuting to NYC through Grand Central Terminal is the food market, and specifically, the very wonderful outpost of Murray's Cheese. Last night, I missed my train by about 10 seconds which gave me the chance to scamper over to Murray's for some fresh mozzarella. I was guessing that the CSA delivery would include tomatoes and basil, which, with the addition of the mozzarella, would mean the first summer's meal of pasta with mozzarella and tomatoes and basil. And I guessed right!

  • Sweet Corn (4 ears)
  • Scallions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Salad Mix
  • Summer Squash (2)
  • Zucchini (1)
  • Tomatoes (2 big, and a box of small ones)
  • Mariachi Peppers (3)
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro

So for dinner, we made our favorite summertime pasta dish. It's so simple it doesn't really need a recipe, but here goes anyway:

Boil some salted water for pasta. Chop up 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes and toss them in a bowl. Chop about a pound of fresh mozzarella into 1/2" pieces and add it to the tomatoes. Chop up a mess of basil and toss in the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Toss it all together. Cook some pasta - whatever shape you like, as much as you think you'll eat. Drain, and add the cooked pasta to the tomatoes. Toss, and serve with grated parmesan. Celebrate summer.


Anonymous said...

This week's load sounds positively divine!

Anonymous said...

I've just moved from NYC but never trained in or out... lived smack dab. But I did love love love how easy it was to pick up food so I quit cooking.

Your recipe sounds delish. Congrats on your one year.