CSA haul #5 arrived yesterday and what did we get this week?….
3 ears of corn
1 bunch of carrots
wax beans (kids looked at them and said “What ARE those?”)
1 perfect onion
10 cukes (= pickles!)
…and….4…oh God… zucchini. I’m officially intimidated by all these things.
Just call me the Zucchini Fairy. We went out with a friend last night and she ended up going home with four and another friend is getting two in her mailbox today. If things get dire, they may appear in my daughter’s birthday goodie bags this weekend.
I’ll keep you posted on the great pickle experiment. Kids are excited about that one! Me too, in fact. Who doesn’t love a good pickle? When I was pregnant, a woman that I worked with came into work one day with an entire BUCKET of pickles for me that she got from a top-shelf Hebrew pickle-man in lower Manhattan. They rocked it something fierce. As she had never been pregnant before, she figured that a bucket would be ample for me, which was pretty adorable.
Onto other things…Summer. Summer to me includes, among other things, reading. Kids have their summer reading lists (somewhat begrudgingly) and I have mine (self-imposed). I’ve always been a big reader…from the earliest of days reading the big classics with my mom (Little Women, Treasure Island, The Hobbit) to now, I looove a book.
Two Christmases ago, I got a Kindle after much hemming and hawing. After my husband and I went on a trip and he packed a Kindle that was 1/2 inch thick and contained 3 books and I hauled 3 BIG “real” books, I thought enough is enough. Convenience and ease-of-travel wins. Not to mention, I need more room in my carry-on for snacks. There are two camps of thinking with this bit of technology…those who eschew the Kindle in favor of feeling, smelling and handling a “real” book and those who just want to read the printed word, no matter how it appears in front of them. I’m a bit of both, my compromise being that I will never purchase a cookbook on a Kindle, so now I have the best of both worlds.
I’ve stumbled on a few good reads lately and thought you might like to know about them….no report needed for the first day of school, just enjoy them.