23 August 2007

CSA Week 12 - Tomato Season

Now we're talking - we're getting heirloom tomatoes from the farm. We're still a little overboard on peppers, though I invented a stuffed pepper variant tonight. I was trying for something like tamales in peppers (instead of corn husks), but it was a little too soupy inside. I made a small amount of polenta, mixed it with leftover corn, a tiny bit of leftover sausage, chopped tomato, minced basil, a little grated cheddar and sautéed onion and garlic - and that got stuffed into the peppers. To speed things up, I actually cooked the peppers in the "waver" for about five minutes, before the stuffing and baking. Delicious, but not quite what I envisioned.

  • 4 ears corn
  • green beans
  • 1 pint Ping Pong tomatoes (red)
  • 1 quart small brown tomatoes (there was a name, I can't remember what though)
  • 2 Black Brandywine Tomatoes
  • 6 sweet red Italia peppers
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • lettuce
  • swiss chard
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • basil

Tonight, I think we'll have corn on the cob and a tomato tart. I made a peach & blueberry pie over the weekend, and there was enough leftover pie crust for a tart shell, which is sitting in the freezer waiting for something wonderful to happen.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mmmm that sounds too good! I'll be right over.
And while I'm at it I'll bring some fried green tomato batter mix for you green tomatoes!

Maewen Archer said...

Wonderful, indeed. Can I come over too?

Anonymous said...

We got an apologetic newsletter from our CSA this week. The drought down here is making things really, really tough on farmers. I still felt our bounty was pretty good. I guess I don't know what we're missing.

Your pepper dish sounds good.

Aliki2006 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

The dish sounds lovely--I make stuffed peppers, but differently. There's something perfectly yummy about stuffed peppers of any kind.

Julie Pippert said...

I am totally salivating that sounds so good.

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Anonymous said...


I just found you by way of a comment left by Painted Maypole. (This post, in case you're curious.) I'm doing the CSA thing, too, over in Massachusetts. It's fun to see what's in your share, and how you are dealing with it.

Our shares the last couple of weeks have been all about tomatoes. 10 pounds each week! (A few other things, too.)