Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Terra Bella Family Farm CSA: week thirteen

Let me first get this out of the way - it is hotter than a motherfather around here and it makes it very hard to get anything done.  I've got all this beautiful food and not a lot of energy to do anything with it (well except that amazing looking focaccia, we mustered up the strength to eat that up straight away).  I have plans for everything - just hope for promised return to cooler weather.  We are doing a repeat of the tomato and goat cheese salad (again) - that, I can handle.  I've come across some really fantastic looking tomato recipes but right now we are really happy just having this one in rotation.  This week's share included:

cherry tomatoes
heirloom tomatoes
summer squash (I chose zucchini because we are hours away from a yellow squash onslaught in the garden)
cucumbers (love those lemon cucumbers!)
yellow peaches
white nectarines
tomato basil focaccia bread

This afternoon I am staying indoors with the AC on, trying to get some work done as well as researching washing machines (ours died).  Hal and I cooled off a bit this afternoon with this lovely concoction - espresso blended with ice and chocolate soy milk - yum.
 But I'm not kidding about the heat - I snapped this yesterday driving home from the CSA pick up (don't worry, I pulled over...)

I love summer but I am totally ready for fall!


napa farmhouse1885 said...

hi...thank you so much for your comment on my blog. the addition of goat cheese to the slow roasted tomatoes sounds delicious. i have been to millennium, but not to the tomato dinner...will have to do some research on this.

i will visit your blog often....i am a vegetarian too so i always love new, delicious options.

Guinnah said...

Hey Diane - thanks to you too for stopping by! I checked out your products at your website - right up my alley! I love your story and how you've been able to follow your bliss as they say. We just spent the weekend in Petaluma/Sonoma - eating, shopping, etc. It was perfect. My dream (someday) is a fantastic apartment in San Francisco for weekdays and a farmhouse in Sonoma for the weekends. For now, Central Contra Costa!