Mondays usually get the best of me. I hate waking up early, I hate that my weekend is so rudely interrupted by Monday morning. I decided today that I don’t want to be miserable on Mondays anymore. I burned a whole bunch of CDs last night and listened to one in particular today. This song was a delightful lift in the middle of my stressful Monday. I’m thinking that each Monday I’m going to pick a mood-lifting song to listen to so as to lessen my pain.
But enough of that, you came here for the food, right? Today I made the most delicious tuna mix ever. I have no bread so I just ate it straight out of the bowl. Next to a side of some okra I broiled up, it was dee-licious.
Best Tuna Mix Ever
1 can tuna in water
1.5 tbsp mayo
1/4 c shredded mozzarella
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp grainy mustard
• Mix everything together. Eat. Love.
I didn’t take any pictures because somehow tuna just comes out looking like cat food any angle you shoot it at.
I also had a ton of okra that I needed to do something with. I was talking to my mom earlier who told me that my brother liked it boiled. I chopped and boiled some of it in salted water. The water was still all goopy when I took it off the stove. It was okay, but I wanted something crispier. So I invented some okra “chips” that I broiled. YUM!
I am seriously bad at measuring things and most of the time I just estimate portions when I put them up here. I’m not even going to try and guess portions for this recipe because I imagine it’s pretty hard to mess it up.
red cayenne pepper
• Slice okra into small coins.
• Put the okra in a shallow baking dish and put a small amount of olive oil in the dish. Mix in a small amount of garlic and pepper. The more red pepper you put in, the spicier it will be. I like mine with just a little kick and therefore only put a pinch.
• Broil until the okra looks crispy, about 5 minutes.
Seriously, good. I hope I get more okra next week!
I’m officially on the wagon. I turned in my cash and I get 8 weeks of fresh, local, still-dirt-covered vegetables. I left my apartment at 6:53pm (yes, seriously) and arrived at the meeting location at 7:03pm. Pickup time was supposed to be at 7:15pm, so I drove around, got some gas, and parked at 7:13pm. I apparently like times that end with threes. I wasn’t sure how I was going to figure out where this woman was going to be or how to get my share, but there were other people waiting around in the lot, so I figured I would wait too.
This is what it looked like when it got handed to me. This is a half share. Full shares were huge! Around 7:30 the farmer shows up and was basically like “Here you go!” I walked away with a basketful of fresh veggies. She was explaining that she doesn’t wash them because once you wash them, it speeds up the rotting process? Interesting, but fine by me!
I received six eggs, potatoes, okra, beans, tomatoes, a pepper, patty pan squash and some other squash, along with rosemary and basil. Mmm!
I immediately had to dig into a tomato. I sliced up the tomato and had it with some mozzarella and fresh basil. One of my favorite combinations, now 66% more local! I am excited for the weeks to come, and hopefully I will be inventing some new things and experimenting with new food. I think next week I may make some Rosemary Salt Bread. Stay tuned!
First CSA “meal” – Okra Fries!