Week 5 is here and summer is in full swing. Which means it's really really hot. But despite the hot weather, we were able to get a wonderful assortment of veggies together for you this week.
Here's what's in the bags:
Salad mix (talk about a perfect summer meal! No hot stove or oven, just nice cool crunchy lettuce...)
Snow peas & Sugar Snap peas (the first is flat, the second is fat)
Yellow & Green beans (some people call the yellow ones Wax beans, but they don't taste like wax... I promise)
White Onion Red Beets ... and (drum roll please...)
TOMATOES! (Some people got cherry tomatoes and some got sandwich tomatoes, but don't worry - everyone will get the full spectrum before we're through.)
I had many similar things on hand for my dinner this evening, so I put this together. It was super tasty:
2+ Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
summer squash, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp butter
pasta of your choice
salt & pepper, to taste
Heat the olive oil (or vegetable oil; it's not a big deal) in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onion when the oil is heated. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
Add the summer squash (make sure the pieces are about the rough size of a quarter) and sauté another 3 minutes or so.
Add the butter and chopped mushrooms. After a few minutes add the peas.
In a pot, boil water and cook the pasta until al dente.
Meanwhile reduce the heat on the sauté down to low. While the pasta is cooking, roughly chop the basil and add it to the sauté. Once it begins to wilt, turn off the heat. Cover, if your pasta isn't close to being done.
Serve the pasta with the sautéed vegetables on top, add some diced fresh tomatoes (cherry or sandwich), drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and salt & pepper to taste.
Very yummy, and quite pretty, too (I wanted to take a picture, but my camera isn't working, so here's a stock photo to get you the idea...). And the beauty is you can experiment with whatever you have on hand. Sliced green beans would have worked really well instead of the peas, and mushrooms are optional (though delicious). Good food doesn't take a lot of dressing up.
I also wanted to let you know that this Saturday, Madison County is organizing an Open Farm Day for lots of farms throughout the county.
Lucky Moon will be taking part, and if you'd like to stop by, say hello, get a tour and see where your vegetables come from, we'd love to see you.
On Saturday, July 23rd, participating farms will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. The address is 4976 Lincklaen Road, Cazenovia, NY.
Hope to see you there!
All the best,
for Lucky Moon Farm