I know. I’ve got a one-track mind. But the dryness of the year is the story of the year, or, at least, the story so far.
Last night was one where I was happy to be waken up by a hard, pounding rain. The wind suddenly pushed the curtains over our bedroom window, the wind turbine made a quick ‘flup, flup, flup’ helicopter-like chopping sound as the front announced its arrival.
This morning I had in mind to slowly make my way out into the fields since I expected them to be all mud, but, actually, the ground was very firm as every ounce was soaked into very parched ground. The reason this rain thing is driving me crazy is that it’s stopping crops from developing. We have kohlrabi in suspended animation, doing nothing but trying to survive. Their little bulbs should have well formed by now and sitting in your box. Likewise, the Napa cabbage. I had planned on it giving this light box some real heft, but it’s the same story. When I crop is in survival mode, it just won’t give us humans produce we want.
Still, things are looking up and I swear I saw a Napa start to head out before my eyes when our harvesting kale this morning. When the sky giveth, the produce giveth as well 🙂
In the box
- Dino Kale: See recipe from this Italian guy from San Francisco. You can use the garlic scapes instead of garlic.
- Snap Peas
- Radishes: Yes, these things have been hot with the year we’ve been having. Try marinating! https://cookieandkate.com/spicy-quick-pickled-radishes/
- Salad Mix
- Garlic Scapes
- Flat-leaf Parsley