Did You Know Broccoli Needs to Breathe?
Summer CSA Week #4
Holy Hot August Nights. It is too warm outside. Summer is definitely here. Let’s see what they have been growing out in Fallon:
That’s a pretty beautiful bounty, isn’t it?
This week’s box of garden goodness from the desert includes:
an arava melon (that cantaloupe looking thing), slicing cucumbers, a mini-peck or plethora of peppers (I like alliteration. Sue me.), sweet corn, patty pan summer squash (I started to rhyme with the peppers on this one but decided that was just silly.), cherry tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes, mixed Japanese eggplant (no clue what that means–mixed? They look the same to me.), parsley, lettuce (perfect for decorating a sandwich), carrots, broccoli and a yellow doll watermelon (if you have been paying attention to my other posts, go ahead and assume that I will eat this for dinner. By. My. Self.) This week is an off week (there are two) for the full fruit shares so the watermelon and arava melon are part of the regular share.
My husband loves corn. These wonderful ears of summer didn’t even make it into the house before he was scooping them up to put them on the grill. They were tasty-licious good. I like them plain. He likes a lot of butter and does this to it. I am posting this picture just for InHerChucks. See?
Either way, the corn was good.
At any rate, while I was typing this post and thinking of a wonderful corn-related titles or witty corn things to say, I read the ‘instructions’ for this week’s CSA loot.
“Note–We have bagged the broccoli for travel. Once you get home, remove from bags, allow to breathe in the refrigerator.”
Panic! I was a bad broccoli owner and foolishly just shoved the broccoli into the fridge. Was it suffocating? I ran downstairs and poked a big hole in the bag. Whew. That was a close one.
Then, I closed the refrigerator door.