The “Show” Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #10



The weather for the upcoming week is not looking good.  Lots of rain and colder temperatures.  Although it’s not a great week for enjoying the end of our summer vacations, it will be a perfect week for prepping and storing veggies for the winter.  I got a good jump on that tonight when I made a tomato sauce and and apple sauce.  I will give more details about that at the end of the post.  For now, let’s take a look at what week 10 has in store for us.

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  • 6 butter and sugar corn
  • 3 slicing cucumbers
  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 pts of heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1 melon
  • 3 tomatillos
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 Golden zucchini
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 1 bunch of beets
  • 1 lacinato kale
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 8 Classic peaches
  • 1 bag o beans

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  • 4 butter and sugar corn
  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 melon
  • 1 put cherry tomatoes
  • 4 salad cukes
  • 1 golden zucchini
  • 1 zephyr squash
  • 1 eggplant
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 heirloom tomato
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 bag o beans
  • 1 lacinato kale
  • 1 head of lettuce

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Two very fragrant melons

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Two bunches of kale and 1 bunch of Swiss chard

We have a ton to work with, I just love this time of year!  Here’s a look at the two sauces that have been simmering away on my stove.  My house smells great!

The first sauce is my tomato sauce.  I have saved up some of my tomatoes from last week, some of my tomatoes from this week, as well as some from my garden so I was really ready to get this sauce going.  

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Here is what went into my sauce, so much from Springdell!…about 20 tomatoes, 6 heirloom onions, 1/2 head of garlic, 2 green peppers, 1 large handful of basil, small handfuls of fresh oregano and Rosemary, 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds, and some salt.  I let that go on the stove for a LONG time.  It cooks down beautifully.  If you like a smooth sauce cool it and then use a hand blender to purée.  I divide mine into containers, label, and freeze for the winter.

The second sauce I made tonight was apple sauce.  Seems a little early right?  

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It seems that the hail damage is a win for us today.  All of these apples had damage from the hail and needed to get used up.  Applesauce is a real favorite in my house, the boys love it.  So, ten of these came home with me today for just that purpose.

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Here is what went into my sauce.  10 apples, 1 cinnamon stick and 1-2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon to your liking, 1 star anise pod, 3-4 cardamom pods.  Let this bubble away, it’s better than any candle out there.  Be sure to remove the anise pod, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick when you are finished simmering.  You can adjust the sweetness of your sauce with sugar, I like to use brown sugar when it’s needed.  Cool, divide into containers, label and freeze to enjoy all year.  Enjoy!

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