2013 CSA: Week 11

Check out this week's CSA share from Colvin Family Farm. We have lots of good stuff in here, including something I've never cooked with before. Fennel. What do I do with it? Help!

Here's a list of everything in this week's pickup: 

  • Arugula
  • Bail
  • Tomatoes (red, yellow, and green) 
  • Three types of squash (globe, yellow, and pattypan) 
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers (I love the purple ones!) 
  • Green chile peppers
  • Fennel

I'm looking for fennel recipes, so if you have one, let me know!

By the way, I realized that I have been storing freshly cut basil all wrong. Thanks to Betsy, one of the virtual farmhands this year, who's taught me the correct way to keep basil fresh for the week. I used to think washing and storing in the fridge was how to do it, but then I noticed the leaves would turn black. I was so wrong. Check out Betsy's blog for great tips on basil storage and more. Her recipes are awesome, too. (Thanks, Betsy!)