Thursday, August 12, 2010

Terra Bella Family Farm CSA: week eleven

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
heirloom tomatoes
green beans (hooray!)
summer squash
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.  


JGH said...

Looks so yummy! I feel about squash the way you are with tomatoes. I hated them as a kid, but now I'm making up for lost time.

Guinnah said...

We are about to be inundated with squash - it's a mixed blessing! I love it but not sure I can manage all I planted!