Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CSA Pick-Up (9/17/14)

The weather is starting to feel like fall hasn't forgotten us! A lovely day here in East Tennessee today, and I brought home a lovely box of goodies. Last week I was cheerfully pointing out that the Colvins haven't snuck any eggplant into my box this year. Sadly, Mrs. Colvin (the farmer's wife) commented that it was due to crop fail. I hate for any crop to fail, but if there's going to be one, I'm glad it's eggplant and not tomatoes or peppers.

But wait! Turns out the eggplant hasn't completely failed. In our shares today, there are two small eggplants.... Now it's YOUR turn, dear readers. Throw some recipes my way--remember, this gal and her husband both hate, loathe, despise, and abominate eggplant. It's going to have to be a good one to convince us otherwise.

Here's what's in the box:

  • 1 bag small potatoes--yikes! I still have last week's bag. Time to eat potatoes.
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 bag okra
  • 1 bunch small white turnips with tops
  • 1 box tomatillos*
  • 1 good-sized butternut squash
  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 bag assorted hot peppers*
I get cookbooks to review for free periodically, and my latest is a cookbook full of Texan recipes. Yum! And there are some that feature tomatillos and hot peppers. Can't wait to try 'em!


Amanda said...

I made a lentil shepherd's pie last Thanksgiving that includes eggplant along with the lentils in the base (plus finely ground pecans). I only used half a pound of eggplant, but I imagine you could easily adjust the ratio to use up more of your eggplant, if needed. It shouldn't overwhelm you with all the other bits and spices. And since you mention having a glut of potatoes, you can knock out two veggies with one dish.

The recipe is here, if you're interested:

Betsy said...

Thanks! We love lentils, so this might be just the thing.

Bridgette said...

Baba ganoush! We love it! If you like hummus it's worth trying. Here is a recipe that is similar to the one I've made:

Valerie Colvin said...

I think the guys have you some because we were both delighted with none. Ha ha! Well I put it cubed in tacos to extend the meat... Same with spaghetti. I also made eggplant parmesan but put 1/2 a boneless chicken thigh on each slice also to make it super good. I got pretty good at using it up but it was never the star of the meal.