Currently sitting scrolling through text messages of the vegetables we got this week.

It’s full of all the summer goodness, as one would expect mid-August, but I’m on my bi-annual company retreat out in Canada, so I’m just watching from afar.

Don’t get me wrong—the food here has been fabulous, but there is something about getting four options of cake for lunch every day that makes you ready to go home for some reasonable meals. Here’s what I’m dreaming of this week:


Sweet Corn



Green Peppers

Summer Squash



Tokyo Bekana

Cherry Tomatoes

I’m always leery when I steal a recipe from another culture.

I don’t want to be a total imposter, and I do want to give credit where credit is due. Sicilians—you have figured out the best way to eat an eggplant. For that I thank you. I hope you accept my version of caponata, which is essentially an Italian version of ratatouille, which is a French version of eggplants stewed with tomatoes and—well, “other vegetables and herbs.”

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We’re in that part of the season where the greens are still plentiful but the purples, reds, oranges, and yellows start dominating.

This is my happy place—with eggplants, tomatoes, corn, and bell peppers all at their prime. The good news is we got all these beauties in this week’s CSA basket. The bad news is that I’m out of town for the next week, which means I’m leaving most of it behind for Jason and Theo. Will they treat it right? Fingers crossed yes.

CSA Series {Week 9} | Things I Made Today

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