No, no, we’re not placing bets on horses or at a poker table in Vegas.
We’re placing bets on how well I can keep up with this season’s farmshare deliveries.
That’s right. The 2016 farmshare season has arrived!
And… I’m already two weeks in, BUT so far nothing has made it to the compost pile. Will I survive or will I be crushed under a pile of slimy cucumbers, let’s see!
Farmshare Chronicles Week 1
So, what’s been dealt in our first hand, er, delivery?
These two little guys also showed up:
Week one brought just under one pound of produce all of which is fairly easy to use up as sides or salads.
Of course, the first week is always the easiest…
Farmshare Chronicles Week 2
And another addition to the herb garden:
We’re now halfway to a Simon and Garfunkel song out there.
So, did you notice all of those cucumbers? Last year, they about took over my kitchen (over 18 pounds of cucumbers!) and we’re already off to a rousing start this season. I spy some pickling in my future. Cross your fingers I don’t get botulism! (Anyone else scared of actual, real-life canning?)
So, what have I made so far? Mostly salads, one quiche, a few scrambles, and I now have a decent stash of zucchini bread in my freezer.
After two weeks the leaderboard looks like this:
- Cucumber – 3.7 pounds
- Zucchini – 2.1 pounds
- Romaine Lettuce – 0.7 pounds
- Swiss Chard – 0.63 pounds
- Summer Squash – 0.38 pounds
- Kale – 0.375 pounds
- Arugula & Snowpeas (tie) – 0.305 pounds each
Will Zucchini overtake Cucumber? (I think you know the answer.)
Will both overtake my fridge? (I think you know the answer.)
Will it pickle? (Please don’t get botulism. Please don’t get botulism…)