In Your Share (Sept 23rd edition)

This week is the Salsa Share!! Tomatoes are still coming on strong, we have nice bunches of cilantro, garlic, tons of hot peppers and finally the tomatillos. All that would make a great salsa verde or roasted salsa. There’s probably enough in your share to freeze or can a few pints so you can remember the glorious summer flavors on a cold winter day.

Recipe Packet this week you’ll find recipes for tomatillo salsa, roasted tomato salsa, chile rellenos,  and more.

This week your share may include…

  • Bussel Sprout Tops: Cook these up just like you would collards. The stems are tasty too.
  • Cilantro: Nice big bunches
  • Cucumbers: You’ll see a few different varieties in the share this week. Of the classic green cucumbers we’re growing two different kinds – Marketmore 76 is long, slender and slightly knobby while Diva is shorter, fatter and has a smooth skin. Both have great flavor.  There will also be some heirloom Lemon cucumbers in the mix – they have the round shape and yellow color of a lemon but taste like a cucumber.
  • Garlic: This would be great roasted with the tomatillos to make salsa verde.
  • Hot Peppers: Three kinds – green jalapeño, czech black, and bulgarian carrot. The first two are about the same heat level and the last is hotter – more like a serano pepper. If have any leftovers make a paste with some olive oil and freeze single serving size like you would pesto.
  • Green Peppers: The Anaheim is a longer lighter green pepper with a pointy end and the Poblanos are darker green with a blunt tip. Both have quite a bit of variability in the amount of heat and both would be terrific in the chile rellenos recipe in your packet. 
  • Potato: Red Desiree is a waxy potato with creamy yellow flesh.
  • Tomatillos: They’re finally here. These crazy cousin to the tomato make a huge sprawling plant with wierd yellow & black flowers that eventually ripen green fruits in a papery husk. Check your packet for some great salsa verde or try this recipe for slow roasted pork & tomatillos from Rick Bayless.
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: I posted about some of my favorite heirlooms a few weeks ago and you can check it out again here if you want to.
  • Slicing Tomatoes:  The slicing tomatoes will be happier when the sun comes back out and will keep going as long as the sunshine lasts.
  • Roma Tomatoes: Time to make some tomato sauce!!

Coming soon… Frank Morton’s Sweet Peppers!