Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What to Do With Your Share---Week 13

Sunday morning began with a surprise as thunder accompanied the dawn. About 1-3/4 inches of rain fell and has given the fields a good soaking. We will be trying to get into them quickly before it rains again, as the soil has wonderful texture right now.

The onions continue to amaze this year. We will be handing out the Walla Walla's until they are gone. Their sweetness reduces their storage life, so they are the first to go. They are so sweet you can use them raw and be glad you did. We will be following up with red ones, and then some storage types late in the season.

Onions curing in the barn
Tomatoes are peaking, so take advantage. This week the fulls get some Roma tomatoes, aka plum tomatoes. Good for sauce making, they are also a great addition to a tomato sauce. When making pasta this time of year I often will blanch some tomatoes in the boiling spaghetti water, cool them, peel them, and chop them. Prepared this way they will add a certain "fineness" to your sauce.

Blanched and chopped tomatoes

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