We are still having some beautiful, warm summer weather but the humidity has broken which has made the last few days of fieldwork much more pleasant! The summer vegetables have appreciated the heat and are all looking great.
A reminder to all share members that next week (week of July 16) is a vacation week for us, so there will be no share deliveries. We are taking a few days to go camping in Frontenac Provincial Park and the remaining time to catch up on farm tasks. Deliveries will resume as usual the following week. When we return you will notice that many summer vegetables will be making their appearances in your share. In the two to three shares after our return you can expect to begin receiving zucchini, cucumber, carrots, cabbage, eggplant, fennel, beans, and, finally, tomatoes.
We have had a plentiful run with snap peas this year and I thought I'd include a couple recipes in case you are tiring of just eating them out of hand. This past weekend I made a snap pea salad for a potluck and it turned out great. I didn't follow a specific recipe so I don't have exact measurements: below are my closest guesses. I think it would be pretty forgiving and easy to make in all quantities.
Snap Pea and Radish Salad
3 - 4 cups snap peas, trimmed and cut in half
1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp dried dill or 1 tbsp fresh dill
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in bowl and toss to serve.
For another snap pea recipe, try Grilled Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Peanut Sauce or Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas