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Such a good combination. I’ve been drinking this tea with a good amount of light coconut milk at least once a day since it showed up on the shelves at Trader Joe’s.

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Grape Tomatoes, Chard, Eggplant, Pluots, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Basil, Butternut Squash, Bosc Pears, Apples, Goldbar Zucchini, Grapefruit, Italian Parsley, Red Grapes, Garnet Yams, Zucchini, Cilantro and Yellow Onion.

Here is what I made for dinner the night I got my most recent CSA basket:

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(This is actually a picture if the leftovers, because we were halfway through it gobbling up before I remembered to take a picture.)

Citrus-cumin chicken (recipe from <a href="Against All Grain” target=”_blank”>Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
Sautéd yellow squash with onion, garlic and thyme
Roasted cherry tomatoes
Green beans sautéd with olive oil and sliced almonds

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am making some grain free zucchini bread.

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Today’s CSA Basket:

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Grape Tomatoes, Chard, Eggplant, Pluots, Nectarines, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Pickling Cucumbers, Apples, Squash, Avocado, Grapefruit, Pears, Zucchini, Oranges, Yellow Onion.

I switched the nectarines for 2 pears and a few oranges. Those sounded yummier to me this time of year.

What should I make for dinner?

This summer, Beck and I planted a garden. Yesterday, it was time to harvest the corn. The first one we picked looked promising.

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Here is the full crop yield:

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We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming CSA program.

Beck also planted an assortment gourds. He actually has quite a nack for growing them and he was very excited to grow decorations for the fall. This is my favorite one:

The dish it is in is about two inches square. We have it decorating the kitchen table.

Today was the first day back to school. It is a half day, so we only needed to pack a snack. I sent him off with rice crackers with goat cheese and salami between them, cucumber slices and some snap peas.

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Monday was our ten year wedding anniversary. Today I got my present.

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I loved my old blender, but it was older than the marriage by a few years and showing its age. It was time for an upgrade.

This week is my first CSA basket since summer officially started, and it is a good one:

Collard Greens, Black Kale, Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes (Green Zebra), Eggplant, Green Bell Peppers, Swiss Chard, Red Kale, Cucumbers, Pluots, Celery, Basil, Nectarines, Peaches, Fennel, Dill, Carrots, Pink Turnips, and Romanesco Cauliflower.

It smells so good!

There was also a bunch of beets and quite a bit of broccoli. I traded those for extra eggplants and cucumbers. No matter how excited I get about broccoli looking like little trees the husband and kid just don’t fall for it and the poor broccoli ends up languishing in the refrigerator.

Cucumber “chips” are big sellers though.

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I also picked up some of Farmer George’s ridiculously good strawberries, as the end of the season is this Saturday. I already have a ton of fruit, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of passing on his strawberries while I still had a chance.

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Even Bunny gets a treat. Yum! Carrot tops!

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Here is my CSA basket this week:

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It contained:

Beets, Collard Greens, Black Kale, Avocado, Kohlrabi, Swiss Chard, Red Kale, Purple Kale, Red Turnip, Savoy Cabbage, Cucumbers, Carrots, Fuji Apples, Red Leaf Lettuce, Radishes, Grapefruits, Celery, Cauliflower and Zucchini, Romanesco Cauliflower, Green Beans and Snap Peas.

I switched out the beets and radishes for an extra kohlrabi, a cucumber, and an apple. Beck ate the apple on the way home from the farm.

I had trouble fitting it all into the refrigerator. I made some kale chips and collard/apple juice in the afternoon which I shared with my neighbor and made paleo zucchini bread in the evening. That barely put a dent in it. I better get cooking!

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Sliced turkey and ham, cucumber, snap peas, avocado, kale chips, fresh bread and butter pickles, and a fennel, orange and olive salad.

Enjoyed on a towel in the backyard with my husband as our son flitted around us.

So, I’m a mom. That means I have things to do, and not always a lot of time to do them. Like eating breakfast.

This is what I ate this morning. It took about a minute to make.

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I simply cut a few hard boiled eggs in half, sprinkled them with some seasoned salt (plain sea salt and pepper will do just fine) and put a little dollop of mustard on top. Add some capers if you want to be all fancy.

See, quick and easy.

Trader Joes sells bags of cage free hard boiled eggs. I recently started buying them and have fallen in love. Peeling hard boiled eggs frustrates me to no end and I would rather put my energy elsewhere. Of course, you can make your own hard boiled eggs ahead of time and just keep them in the refrigerator.

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