Written by Alison Howard
Monday, 29 July 2013 19:18
CSA Week 11 July 29 – August 3, 2013
Your share may contain the following:
Slicing tomatoes ( a LOT of them)
Tis the season for slicing tomatoes! It’s been a bit of a slicing tomato famine around here and we’re quite happy to be having a LOT of slicing tomatoes in the boxes this week. As you read last week, the heirlooms, for the most part are riddled with disease from the heavy spring rains. So, you’re getting the hybrid slicers. They resemble the big, red slicing tomato you would see in the store and we count on them to be our “insurance” crop of tomatoes. Not the first choice in tomatoes, but when you need a workhorse, to push through the inclement weather, these are it. I think I’ll make some sauce with the abundance of basil and tomatoes. Full share folks are getting about 5# of slicers and small share about 2.5# of slicers, so if you make the adjustments, this recipe will work. This is very much my kind of sauce.
Another great recipe I make is roasted grape tomatoes. Of course, I change it to suit myself by omitting the olive oil and foil. They roast fastest if they are cut side up on the baking sheet. About 3 pints fit on one baking sheet.