Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This Week's Share-Purple Carrots and White Cucumbers

I love unusual vegetables, especially if they are colorful and delicious. The diversity of shape, color and taste in summer vegetables like squash, cucumbers, eggplant and tomatoes--is simply amazing. This week's share highlights that fact with lots of color (especially purple) and flavor.

This Week's Share:
New Potatoes (Purple Majesty, Chieftain, and Yukon Gold)
Cucumbers-which depending on your pick up day include salt and pepper (white pickler), Poona Keera (brownish Indian cucumber), Snake Melon (Armenian cucumber), and Lemon Cucumber
String Beans (Romano, Provider, and Haricot Vert)
Purple Carrots
Summer Squash

This week looks like it is once again going to be very hot. Below are two recipe links for cool salads, perfect for summer weather.

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad from Smitten Kitchen

Lemony Green Bean Salad with Feta from Food52

Speaking of Feta--don't forget to try the delicious Highland Farm Sheep Dairy cheeses and yogurt. And since I am mentioning other farm products available at Inverbrook, the summer vegetables in this week's share pair exceedingly well with grilled sausage--which you can order from Red Haven Farm to be dropped off at Inverbrook. Go to the Inverbrook website to download an order form.

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