Summer Share Trial 2012 - Week #3 (27th & 28th January)

WHAT’S IN THE BOXThe following are the items in your box this week.  This is a half share box. Some items and quantities may vary.

Summer Share Trial Week#3

NOTES ON THE SHARE Basil - In addition to the standard green basil, we have put two other basil varieties in the box. 'Lemon' - a delightful herb which goes great with chicken, fish, zucchini and in salad dressing. There are two recipes on the website; and 'Purple Opal' - a deep purple leaf with a subdued basil flavour.  It looks wonderful sprinkled over dishes before serving. Broccoli - Some boxes will receive the 'Romanesco' variety of broccoli.  We love its lime green whorls. It cooks like broccoli and cauliflower and is interchangeable in any broccoli recipe. Everyone will get to try it over the next few weeks. Carrots – This week the carrots are ‘Top Weight’.  Would love your feedback on the taste. Corn – We are still between plantings of corn.  Some of the new planting has just come on and some of the old planting is now ready. We will not be sure how many total ears we have for this week until we begin picking on Friday morning.  Please know that we will divide the harvest equally. Cucumbers - There is a surplus of cucumbers this week.  There are three varieties in each box - ‘Green Gem’ a standard cucumber, ‘Sumter’ a little pickling cucumber with a delicious flavour and 'Lemon' a little round cucumber with a delicious fresh flavour. Flowers - We have added a selection of edible flowers.  They make a wonderful addition to salads, garnishes and cake decorations. They will not hold up for more then a few days. Lettuce – All boxes have a head of Red Cos. There is a surplus of Green Oak Leaf this week.  We have not put it in your box though.  Please ask if you would like a head. Mint - We have added mint to the boxes this week. There are mint recipes on the website including a lovely refreshing mint drink, mojitos! Pimientos de Padron – Some Saturday pick ups will have a small bag of these little capsicums. If you do not get them this week, they will get to you in the weeks to come.  They are a cultural pepper from the Padron region of Spain.  We hope that everyone will get a little bundle in their box to try over the next few weeks.  There is alot of information on the internet and I have added a recipe to the website.  They are one of the special ‘Tapas’ items and make a fabulous entree. Potatoes – This week the variety is white skinned ‘Colaban’. Tomatoes – With all the heat of this week, there ARE tomatoes.  Look forward to some extras in your box this week. Zucchini – We have a surplus of zucchini.  Please ask if you would like extra.

RECIPE SUGGESTIONS This week you may like to try: Salad with flowers and a light vinaigrette Ministrone Zucchini, cherry tomato and chicken kebabs Zucchini Cake