Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CSA Box- Introducing the Armenian Cucumber

This week's vegetable box contained the first vegetable that left me completely perplexed.

That's a cucumber? Really? Well, it's a Armenian cucumber, which is a distant relative of the cucumber. Nevertheless it's fresh, crisp, and juicy so I declare it a Win! The rest of the vegetables were more easily identified, and sweet peppers are new this week. Happy Cooking Everyone-

This week's box contents:

1 lb Armenian Cucumbers
1 basket Cherry Tomatoes
¾ lb Sweet Peppers
1 Watermelon
¾ lb Green Beans
3 ears Sweet Corn
1 lb Summer Squash

Menu ideas:

- Chilled cucumber soup

- Cucumber, radish, and mango salad. Recipe here

- Watermelon, feta, and mint salad. Recipe to follow

- Caprese salad

- Grilled corn salad with sweet peppers, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and bacon. Recipe to follow

- Sweet corn pancakes from Smitten Kitchen. These have turned into a summer Saturday morning ritual.

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