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!)
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 American!