Wow, it has been a hard summer. Our fields look like the Gobi desert! When I walk through them, dust clouds rise up behind me. Almost.
Anyways, we've had a few crop failures because of it. Our beans look pretty terrible, and while we may have some from a second planting, it's not going to be as bountiful as we had hoped. Our cucumbers have started succumbing to a disease called bacterial wilt, which spreads via cucumber beetles and just kills the whole plant within hours. It's pretty terrible.
But there is rain in the forecast, and lots of it, so be thinking of us! We really need a good couple of inches....
Alright, we also have a recipe from one of our members: This is something Shawnti highly recommends .... and I think I'm going to make it as soon as it's cool enough to turn the oven on!
I recently made Swiss Chard Enchiladas that I adapted from this book, "Simply in Season," they were wonderful!
1 bunch swiss chard(I also added the weeks beet greens)..seperate stems from the leaves, chop both and seperate
2 small to medium sweet onions(vadalia work well)
3 +/- garlic cloves diced
Saute in 2 TBS oil until soft, about 10 minutes
1 tsp ground cumin
fresh ground pepper to taste ~ 1/2 tsp
Saute until greens are wilted, remove from heat
15 oz Ricatta Cheese(I used low fat) and mix
POUR one can of enchilada sauce into a 9X11 bake dish
Fill corn tortillas with filing, roll into enchilada and place in pan seam side down
COVER enchiladas with second can of enchilada sauce and shredded cheese of your choice(I use colby-jack)
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
Alright, please keep sending us recipes if you have any! We enjoy it, and hope you do too!
Here's what's in your shares today (or Monday)
Hoping for rain,
Aaron and Kara