Hello dear…Subscriptionists? Crop-share-ers? Sharecroppers? No, that can’t be right… CSA Members?
Hello dear customers! My apologies for the sporadic nature of these communiqués, an adorable little person has been getting the brunt of my creative energies so far this summer and so the recipes and updates have been few and far between, and here we are, high summer!
Strawberries have come and gone, stone fruit from Jim and Shirley Reese over the mountains is in full stride, and our blueberries are riper by the day. We have cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers pouring out of the greenhouse, leafy greens growing lush in the field, with heartier fare on the horizon—snap peas, cauliflower, summer squash, green beans, and on and on.
Also: We are rolling out U-Pick blueberries at the farm! Watch for the sign by the side of the road and come prepared to duck, crawl and weave—or stroll, if it suits you—through the massive bushes just behind our farmstand.
This week I have for you a recipe for a remarkably good Green Gazpacho soup out of Yotam Ottolenghi’s remarkably good book, Plenty. While it doesn’t exactly line up with what’s in your boxes this week, but it is so good that I just can’t help but share it out. I’m not being the least hyperbolic when I say that this is, if not the best soup I have ever had, then at least the best soup I can remember having (There was a celeriac bisque once that would have to be in the top three…) It’s one of those recipes that is so good, it’s worth buying the book for that one recipe alone, just to have it in your life, even if you never turn to another page—which I also highly recommend you do!
I’ve linked to a faithful adaptation above, but would highly recommend picking up the book itself because it is far from the only amazing recipe in this collection.
That’s it for now! Enjoy our plenty and we’ll see you round the valley!
Well, dear friends, it’s August and I hardly know what to say about that anymore…this is August served neat. No ice, no mixer, no nothing.