Sunday, April 18, 2010

This week's share...

Somehow I neglected to post this last August.  So here it is, a reminder of Summer's bounty during the "cruellest month."

Yesterday, Bill and I went to the farmer's market. We were on a mission for bread, eggs from Tellos and wheatgrass from Evolutionary Organics (for our cat). Really, we werent going to buy anything else. We have a fridge full of CSA bounty. But it was the farmer's market. In August.

Let me tell you about the basil. It being August, basil was everywhere. My dear husband loves pesto, and was heady with the perfume of it floating in the air. Bill saw someone clutching a particularly wonderful bunch of basil. He asked the gentleman where he bought such a fine specimen. With determination, Bill sought out the stall. Near the register, there were buckets of beautiful, lush Genoese basil. He took his time, admiring the options, peering at the flowers at the tips. Soon, Bill was clutching his own ridiculously huge bouquet, with smile on his face.

So, with great restraint, we purchased a few tomatoes, bell peppers and basil to supplement this weeks share of corn, 3 tomatoes, peaches, plums, garlic, onions, kale, lettuce, 2 types of cucumbers, and summer squash.

This morning, Bill whizzed up a batch of pesto. And we enjoyed.....
The Perfect Summer Breakfast

Bread Alone San Francisco Sourdough

Bill's Pesto (basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic, Locatelli Romano)

1 Ripe Tomato


Toast the bread, add a shmear of pesto and top with a slice of tomato.

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