The heat in Madison is becoming somewhat oppressive. We work in a (overly) air-conditioned building, so we don’t experience the heat during work, but this was the first week that we’ve really noticed it during our commute, even in the morning! I was attending a workshop (held here in Madison) at the beginning of the week, so we were heading to work much earlier than we normally do. Even at 7:30am, the temperatures were in the high 70s or 80s. Yikes!
Mostly, I really noticed the heat today when we picked up our CSA share. We usually take the bus home, so when we pick up our CSA share, we get off a few stops early, retrieve our share, and then walk the rest of the way. Today, I was literally dripping with sweat by the time we got home. But, we have a new share to enjoy!
This week, we received:
- swiss chard
- green beans
We’re heading into zucchini season, which is quite delightful. Zucchini grows for much of the summer, so we’ll keep seeing this week after week. We don’t usually have trouble getting through our zucchini. Our new batch of swiss chard, on the other hand, may be a challenge. The same can be said for the eggplant. Thankfully, we got only a single eggplant this week; frankly, I’m not sure what we’ll even do with this one. My issues with eggplant are entirely texture based. The only time I’ve had eggplant that I enjoyed was an eggplant parmesan at a wedding last summer.
We’ll need to start going through cookbooks again to make a plan for getting through our vegetables over the next few weeks.