Soon to include pictures!!

16 Aug

Here is the list and recipes for this week’s share.  Check back later to see some great pictures and more info. Enjoy!

Garden Share


Itty Bitty Beets

Green Leaf Lettuce

Red Russian Kale


Snow Peas




Fruit Share

1 muskmelon

1 bag peaches


Here is a good looking coleslaw recipe from one of my favorite recipe sites. They have great links and good background information on whatever you want to cook.

Baby Beets

We had these babies lightly sauted the other night as a side to buffalo burgers. Simply wash them well and then chop them up every ½ inch or so and then heat up a little olive oil and garlic and sauté until the small beet bits are cooked through.

Roasted Tarragon Carrots

1 bunch carrots cut into ½ inch pieces

½ stick butter

Salt to taste

And a sprinkling of tarragon fresh or dried

My favorite way to cut carrots for this recipe is a variation on the diagonal cut. A friend of mine that I worked with as a prep cook coined the technique the carousel cut. Basically what you do is start by making a ½ inch diagonal cut and then you rotate the carrot ¼ and make another diagonal cut. It makes the carrot look facetted and gives it more edges for roasting. Turn your oven on to about 400 and mix the above ingredients in a casserole or roasting pan. The roasting takes 45 min to an hour. You will want to turn the carrots several times while roasting, maybe every 15 minutes. When done the sugars in the carrots are super concentrated and the butter tastes all carmelized. The tarragon adds a nice rich flavor.

Agua Fresca de Melon

Makes 2 drinks

2 cups ripe cantaloupe

1 cup cold water

Juice of one lime(optional)

3-4 ice cubes

Seed the melon and dig out the meat. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy. This is a refreshing drink on a hot day. Hopefully we will have a few more of those before the summer is over.


Peanut butter and melon is a new tradition passed on to me through Seth’s family and it is surprisingly good. Cut the melon in half, scoop the seed out of one side of the melon making a melon bowl and insert a generous amount of peanut butter and go for it! The classic vanilla ice cream a la melon bowl also remains a favorite.


3 Responses to “Soon to include pictures!!”

  1. Readmond Family August 16, 2008 at 7:06 PM #

    Heres a great recipe for the beets

  2. Readmond Family August 16, 2008 at 7:08 PM #

    Heres a great one for the baby beets

  3. Readmond Family August 17, 2008 at 12:07 PM #

    Snap Peas yummie

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