What's My Share? August, 16, 2016

Your Week 18 share includes: garlic, okra, cucumber, eggplant, jalapeño peppers, Juliet tomatoes, Campari tomatoes, Sungold tomatoes, and arugula. 

Your Week 18 share includes: garlic, okra, cucumber, eggplant, jalapeño peppers, Juliet tomatoes, Campari tomatoes, Sungold tomatoes, and arugula. 

What’s My Share?

  • okra
  • arugula
  • 3 pints Juliet or Campari tomatoes
  • 1 pint Sungold tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • jalapeños
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 eggplants

 

What’s New This Week?

Garlic

Store in an open container, in a cool dark place, away from other foods. Keeps for weeks, but check periodically that the cloves have not gone mushy or shriveled or started to develop green sprouts. 
 

Jalapeños

Store in a paper bag in the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator.  Handle with care. It’s best to wear gloves when slicing and de-seeding these peppers and to wash your hands carefully after handling them. If you don’t think you can use your jalapeños all up this week—as I plan to in guacamole, muffins, quiche, and dip—here are some great ideas for drying, roasting, and pickling them for later.
 

Arugula

Arugula packs a crisp, peppery flavor into a soft, sweet package. I’ve enjoyed it baked into cheesy quiches, wilted with pasta, added as a topping to homemade pizza, as well as on its own in a simple salad or used to spice up any existing salad. Store it in the fridge, in the plastic bag it came in, for no more than two days.

 

What’s For Dinner?

Roasted Tomato, Arugula, and Jalapeño Quiche

Oven-Roasted Garlic

Roasted Okra

Arugula and Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

Smokey Corn and Jalapeño Dip

The Perfect Guacamole

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Muffins

White Pizzas with Arugula

Eggplant Tofu Stirfry