The colors of the CSA fare started to turn today, From all green with one or two golden or red items, to now equal amounts of yellow and red and greed. Red, Gold and Green. But I am channeling Boy George now so I should stop.
To, seriously, there has hardly been a more beautiful week from the CSA. This we we got a gorgeous head of lettuce, one bulb of fennel (I still haven't eaten last week's fennel), one luscious bunch of carrots, two onions, a bunch of cilantro, a pound and a half of the first potatoes of the season, two golden peppers with the prettiest orange streaks, 3 habanero peppers (what the hell do I do with these???) a pound of Italian flat beans, three medium red tomatoes, one green stripey zebra tomato (how exotic) and 50, yes that's right 50 golden cherry tomatoes! Whoa. I am going to be eating tomatoes until kingdom come. We also got 12 nectarines.
The Things and I ate nectarines for dessert last night and they were glorious. They tasted like wine and sugar. More complex than a peach, juicy without being runny. They truly were perfect. I am speechless. And thankful. This summer between the nectarines, farmer's market grapes, strawberries and sour cherries among others, I have lived a life in fruit. I never knew the depth and passion of fruit. I might never be the same.