And I was sure glad that I brought both, because I filled the big pannier to overflowing, and had to put the tomatoes in the small one, AND leave my jacket at work.
This was what the CSA haul looked like this week:
A Giant cauliflower (my favorite fall veggie), two winter squash, 4 tomatoes, baby bok choi, a cabbage, salad mix, purple basil, 5 poblano peppers, onions, eggs and a gaggle of small sweet yellow peppers.
The chaos in the fridge is reaching epidemic proportions, so last night we had Pizza night, AKA clean out the fridge night. My pizza featured olive oil, garlic, halved grapes, a bit of chorizo, a bit of bacon and a couple of types of blue cheese ends. YUM! The best thing about pizza night is that it uses up the tasty bits that otherwise aren't enough to do something with, but are perfect as a minor player in a pizza. Also it allows me and the Scientist to go in completely different directions with the same base ingredients.
Continuing the "clear the decks" mentality, we had yet another summer pasta tonight
1 red pepper, 1 jalapeno pepper, 3 cobs worth of corn kernels, 2 tomatoes, chopped, 1 tbs butter, 2 cloves garlic, a handful of frozen shrimp, and a couple of threads of saffron. Served over WW pasta with a generous garnish of chopped parsley and basil. Late summer on a plate.
No picture because we gobbled it down before I could think of recording it, but worth remembering.
* everyday essentials include: a multi-tool, a linen hankie, zipties, 5mm nuts, tinted lip balm, phone, wallet and keys.