CSA members might notice they’re receiving cauliflower in their shares for the second week in a row. Those of you who are home gardeners can probably sympathize with the paradox of the summer growing season: after so many months of preparation and effort and patient hoping for success, our plants are finally doing what we want them to do: making tons of food for us! (Sometimes literally.) How are we to adequately appreciate the overwhelming abundance of fruits and veggies July brings us?
I aspire to be the kind of person who processes and cooks veggies for the whole week on Sunday afternoon, then has only to turn out a Tupperware on their weekday dinner plate to enjoy the flavors of the season. For now, I’m the kind of person who cans and pickles all weekend long, which is what I’m hoping to do with my share of the 1000+ pounds of cauliflower we’ve harvested over the past week. I’ll get to it one of these nights! Although soon there will be lots of other ripe and delicious produce vying for my culinary attention. That’s July for you.