It was pretty hot again this week at the farm. They've had to irrigate the crops in a big way to keep them from wilting away.
Eggplants were new this week and I was bowled over by the variety: Long thin lavender matte purple, plump squat light violet, shiny dark oblong purple (purple so dark it was almost black.) I slice them into thick.....well......slices, marinate them in fresh chopped garlic and basil, EVOO, balsamic vinegar and a little dijon mustard. Then onto a medium hot grill they go.
Okra was also new this week to the 'pick your own' list. Holyoke Home tip of the day: YOU MUST EAT FRIED OKRA BEFORE YOU DIE.
Remember the greenhouses I showed you? Well, some of their tomatoes were ready. For $3/lb, I'm saving myself for the real thing. I swear on a stack of Domino magazines I did not adjust the color on the image below. THAT is what they REALLY looked like.