CSA Week 13

“Slowpoke I’m gonna run with you,
Wear all your clothes and do what you do.
Slowpoke we got some things to find,
When I was faster, I was always behind,
When I was faster, I was always behind.”

We’ve been feeling the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young lately, mostly digging around for the oldies written and sung by Neil Young. Stowe and I always thought our father resembled him in some ways, in spirit, in attitude- the grunge radical dude- even in looks (the young versions). We grew up in a house full of his music, dad boppin around, Old Man blaring through the speakers, mom at the blender in the kitchen working up her unmatched magic pesto. Neil Young’s music reminds me of those days, of summer when the house is always open wide, specifically at dusk when the heat starts to kick it for the day and dinner starts wafting its way around.

Some things have changed, but we’re still feeling the music, whipping up good food, and doing our best to beat the heat. Watermelon hit your share this week, a tricky one to tell when ripe if you don’t know the tricks, and even if you do they aren’t always foolproof, so if you get an under ripe one just holler and we’ll fix you up with something extra next week. And channeling that feeling of Neil Young/parents/summer there is basil for you to try your hand at making mom’s magic pesto.

Week 13 ( can you believe it? ) contains

1 head lettuce
1 bunch lacinato kale
1 bunch mixed baby beets
a few cukes
sauce tomatoes
1 bag of cherry/salad tomatoes
heirloom/slicing tomatoes
2 garlic
mix of peppers (1 sweet green, 1-2 sweet red roasting, 1 hungarian hot wax, 1 jalapeno)
1 bag of beans
1 watermelon
1 bunch basil

Pesto, mom style

1 cup basil
1 clove garlic
some pine nuts or walnuts
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup parmesan
some olive oil
a pad of butter
salt to taste

Blend

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