Your box this week contains:
- Shishito peppers
- 2 "New Girl" Tomatoes
- Lemon Cucumber
- Green Beans
- Fresh garlic
- Asian eggplant
- Curly Kale (Either green or purple)
Shishito peppers: Shishito peppers are mostly a sweet pepper...but there is a catch. 1 in 10 are mildly spicy. That's part of the fun! They are a Japanese heirloom pepper variety with a crisp fruity sweet pepper flavor and just a tiny hint of heat and smokiness that is brought out by cooking them. Here is an easy recipe for blistered shishitos--YUM!
Shiso: We've fallen in love with this herb! Sometimes referred to as Japanese Basil, we've heard a pretty broad range of descriptions from our customers who tasted it at market. Some folks compare it to lemon balm, some to mint (it's in the mint family), others taste hints of cumin, and some say cinnamon. While its flavor may be tough to pinpoint, it is an excellent addition to a variety of dishes. Customers say they use it to wrap fish, throw it in a stir fry, or dry it and store it to sprinkle on meals for weeks to come! We personally have been cooking it in our rice- so good! Click here to find a variety of recipes.
This is the last of the kale until fall! It has been a good run but it has been hot!