Summer CSA Week 11

This week, my box had all of the ingredients for fresh salsa! Oh and I almost lost my lips to some seriously hot peppers. Here's everything I got in my box. Items are listed below, starting at the top and moving left to right.Summer CSA Week 11

  1. Chinese cabbage
  2. Elephant garlic
  3. Leeks
  4. Assorted eggplant
  5. Zucchini
  6. Assorted sweet and hot peppers
  7. Onions
  8. Red slicing tomatoes
  9. Sun Gold cherry tomatoes
  10. Assorted tomatoes

You guys know the drill. I ate almost all of the tomatoes fresh. :D

One night, we had black bean tacos. I used some of the tomatoes, onion, and hot peppers in the salsa.

Black Bean Tacos

Lots of the veggies found their way into this stir fry. I combined the leeks, sweet peppers, a hot pepper, garlic, and cabbage with some leftover chicken and served it all over quinoa. This dinner was about 30 minutes later than planned due to a hot pepper emergency. I took a small bite from one of the peppers to see how hot they were and practically lit myself on fire. I've seriously never experienced anything like it, and I love spicy stuff. My lips were in agony! It took a lot of scrubbing, but I eventually got to a point where I could stand the pain without running my face under cold water or holding an ice pack on my lips.

Summer Vegetable Chicken Stir Fry

This next little experiment wasn't the worst thing ever, but definitely not a winner. I sliced and cooked the zucchini and eggplant and then rolled them up with some goat cheese. I think they probably needed more goat cheese, but even then I don't think they would be great. It's all just part of trying new things in the kitchen. Sometimes things don't work out, but it's not the end of the world. The fried eggs and bread were good. :D

Zucchini and Eggplant Rolls Ups with Fried Eggs

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