So we've made it halfway! The CSA runs for 22 weeks and this was week 11. I love seeing the tomatoes when we get there - such a variety of shapes and colors and sizes. We love eating them sliced with a smidge of salt and adore them with fresh mozzarella and basil. Recently I combined our CSA tomatoes with some from our yard and tossed them with a mixture of almost every herb we have - basil, thyme, parsley, mint - finely chopped and a bit of salt. Heaven! The share this week contained:
1 basket of strawberries
1 basket cherry tomatoes
green beans (hooray!)
hearts of romaine
rustic loaf of bread
Such a beautiful food!
insalata caprese -
tomato and mozzarella salad with arugula and pinenuts-
tomatoes, basil and vegan "mozzarella cream" -
The funny thing is, for all my adoration of tomatoes now, there was a time I really didn't like tomatoes. When I was a kid, tomatoes fell into the "weird texture" category of foods - these were foods that had a flavor I liked but couldn't get past the texture. Not sure how or when I overcame that little peculiarity but I'm certainly glad I did.