Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

Tomatoes

If you are a lucky member of the Innisfree Veggie Garden CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, you are receiving tons of tomatoes this week. It may seem overwhelming, at first… but, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are so many wonderful things you can do with this fruit (yes – it is a fruit, technically not a vegetable). Here are a few ideas (for further details, click the links please):

  1. dehydrate them. One does not technically need a dehydrator to do so, it can be done in the oven at a low temperature.
  2. make some veggie stew or ratatouille for supper. This option also involves using some of your provided onions, eggplant, and summer squash. 🙂

  3. make some homemade tomato soup (and freeze it for those cold winter days).

  4. make some very simple tomato salad. I just chop tomato, shred some basil (which is also coming in your CSA), mince some garlic, and mix with olive oil and salt and pepper. Ta da!

  5. add sliced tomato to one of the garden’s homemade frozen pizzas (available in the Pasture Fence freezers). It tastes awesome. I also recommend adding some dried or fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, and basil. Yum!!!

Good luck with your tomato-y mission.  If you do have trouble using up your red fruits, please just distribute them to the compost pile.  Bon appetit!

“Unusual” CSA veggies

CSA season is well underway!  Lots of lovely and delicious vegetables are growing, being harvested, and showing up in our doorways.  Several veggies are easily identifiable and are easy to incorporate into yummy dishes, while others are not so familiar.  One vegetable that I have been struggling to find usage for is celery.  Here is an article that shares some great ideas for using up celery: 7 reasons Celery leaves deserve far more attention.

Stay tuned for some more creative ideas and recipes to make good usage of your veggies!

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