Pa can still dive, he's seventy five! Go Pa!
What's that in the tree?
Surprise! It's Shady the Scare Snake protecting our figs from birds (it worked, at least for a while!).
Surprise! Our CSA farm was open for picking on Labor Day! Oh yes!
Those beans were delish! Aren't the purple ones pretty?
Hey, ever think those blog giveaways are rigged? I used to, until...
Surprise! I won TWO giveaways this summer! Nava's new book AND Dreena's new book, YES.
It was too hot to cook anything from the books, so...
Spinach Mango Blend, inspired by Nava.
Strawberry Hemp Blend, inspired by Dreena!
I learned that hemp seeds are great in blended drinks, they aren't "seedy" at all.
I'll get to some cookin' from those awesome books in the fall! Thanks, ladies for the wonderful giveaways!!
CSA Week #13 (8/22/12): Three lovely eggplants, including a beautiful ghost eggplant! hmmm...
I love eggplant (I never really LOVED it before the CSA eggplant, it was AMAZING). And, surprise! I didn't have to skin it, salt it or drain it, it was so sweet and yummy just sauteed right up in lemon, garlic, olive oil and salt. SO GOOD.
You thought I forgot to post these, right? Nope, here they are.
CSA Week #14 (8/29/12): Lots of tomatoes!
CSA Week #15 (9/5/12): Lots of greens, including kale (my favorite!), and all the tomatoes pictured below!
Lots of beautiful tomatoes two weeks in a row meant only one thing. We had to learn to can!
Surprise! My first canned tomatoes.
Summer's almost over!! Learn to put em' up, folks! Don't forget to dry those herbs and freeze that pesto! There's LOTS more awesome produce to be had for these last few days of summer and first crisp days of autumn.
Have you all had any surprises this summer?