EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's week 5, and the corn is here!  Great basket of goodies to work with this week as we all continue our adventures in Veggiedom!  Here's what I got in my CSA mystery box:

A dozen ears of bi-color corn (just in time for July 4!)

Peas

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String beans

Blueberries

Kale

Swiss chard (my new best friend!)

A lovely little multi-colored pepper plant

 

What to do?  What to do?  I will grill the corn on Independence Day then slather it with some of the fresh pesto I made with last week's basil.  Jersey corn is the best, but I am still waiting for the August corn to just eat plain.

Still using the kale in smoothies and salads and sauteeing the Swiss chard with delicious garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a bit of cream.  Am freezing my blueberries for baking later on.  String beans Italian style- slow-cooked with oilve oil, garlic, salt and good-quality canned tomatoes.  Amazing.

This week my star veggie is the peas, especially in this great traditional recipe.  Serve this with a steak or grilled chicken and people will worship you as the deity you are!

Happy Independence Day, locavores!  Eat New Jersey!