Saturday, October 11, 2008

Few Weird Things in Basket This Week







Greetings!



What a scorcher of a week! Fruit photo at right is a Fioja Guava. Some people slice long ways and scoop out the contents. I like the spicy skin and eat the whole thing. Try it both ways and see what you think. Photo at right is sage, which you'll find in your baskets as well this week. The garlic is another heirloom, and is medium hot, and fairly easy to peel.


Garlic Butter:

Either churn your own butter like I do, or buy butter and toss a cube in the Cuisinart. Add a couple cloves of garlic and salt to taste. Puree. Remember that garlic adds "heat" to a dish, as well as the familiar garlicly taste that at least I'm addicted to. So add as many cloves as you like to your butter as it's being pureed, but make sure you don't overdo it. If you do, just add more butter.


Use the finished product on baked fish, as a dip with cheese and crackers, on toast in the morning, on your baked potato, or over steamed green beans,




Following is this week's basket contents:



Sage



Limes



Heirloom Melon



Avocado (Reed)



Apples



Asian Pears



Jalapeno



Weird long, heirloom hot pepper, requires drying



Eggplant



Arugula



Radish



Carrots



Baby Swiss Chard



Fioja Guavas



Rosemary



Mint



Basil



Heirloom Garlic



Baby Lettuce (large baskets oly)



Head Lettuce



Green Onions



Cilantro



Beans






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