Andy and I just made a huge, awesome salad, mostly out of CSA stuff, for dinner. It was lovely. We topped it with tuna and hard-boiled eggs, so it was filling and full of protein and made us feel delightfully virtuous.
Our CSA share today came with six gherkin cucumbers and a bunch of beets. I'm looking up recipes for refrigerator pickles (I am not ready to invest the time in actual canning of pickles) and for interesting things to do with beets, as I'll have the whole bunch to myself. Wonder if Andy will try beet greens. I hope so, because that recipe looks great.
We're spending the evening watching Public Enemies, chilling with the dogs and drinking Pimm's Cup, and I'm going to shell our CSA peas when I'm done writing this.
Tomorrow evening we're going to a goodbye party for some very good friends (part of the group we camped with, in fact), who are leaving for a two-month-long travel across the country next week. I'm going to think about what small token we can bring to their party that will be thoughtful without getting in the way or being overly sappy. Any thoughts?