This week, the flavors and aromas coming from my kitchen were all over the map. From the American Deep South to Latin America to India.
The pole beans I received this week were a bit tough so I braised them into submission with tomatoes, onions and garlic.
This dish reminds me of my Great-Grandma Hollingsworth, from Georgia. She knew how much I loved vegetables and she would make a nice, big pot of pole beans for me whenever she could.
I used 8 of the 9 cucumbers to make Agua de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade). This beverage is so incredibly refreshing and I do believe I could become addicted to it! The other cucumber joined the mixed baby greens in a salad.
The eggplants became one of my favorite Indian dishes – Baingan Bharta (eggplant curry). I order this dish every time I go out for Indian food so I decided to make some for myself at home. I just wish I could have made some nan to go with it.
The yellow wax beans were blanched then sauteed and served with roasted chicken and orzo for last night’s dinner. The 2 green bell peppers will be used tonight in a pasta dish. The ear of corn, unfortunately, was not edible. It was not fully mature and half of the kernels had not yet developed. I was so sad to have to throw it out.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s delivery. Stay tuned to see what we get!