Someone Else's Farm

July 15, 2010

Week 05: List and Suggestions

Filed under: pre-pickup — Tags: , , — M @ 11:21 AM

It’s Thursday: pickup day! According to the newsletter, this week’s selection will be:

  • Blueberries
  • Red cabbage
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh garlic
  • Green kale
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Snow peas
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini

The suggestions are for a snow pea and napa cabbage slaw, and a fruited slaw (normal green cabbage, pears, apples, and raisins with a yogurt-based dressing). Did you know that one Dutch word for salad is sla? And in Dutch, cabbage is kool (the oo in Dutch is pronounced like a long O sound). We learned these from wandering through supermarkets in the Netherlands and the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. So cabbage salad, or kool sla, morphed into the English cole slaw! These days, in modern American usage, “slaw” seems to refer to any kind of salad where the main ingredients are presented as shreds, rather than leaves or cubes or other shapes. Both the slaw recipes in the newsletter do, in fact, call for the ingredients to be either shredded or thinly sliced.

Also in the newsletter this week, we got confirmation that it’s been hot at the farm. I’m surprised to be getting peas of any kind, since it’s been so hot. We got confirmation that they have fields of winter squash and tomatillos, in addition to the tomatoes and zucchini that we’ve already seen. I’m sure we’ll see some later in the season. The zucchini, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to stop.

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