Independence Days – Weeks 13 & 14

Plant Something–  nothing this week…. we need to get ready for more late crop greens!

Harvest Something – zucchini, yellow tomatoes, Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, mint, cucumbers. 

Preserve Something –  cukes into pickles, jalepenos (from the Carlson’s), froze some corn.

Waste Not – Compost, recycling, etc.  No big steps done in this category. 

Want Not/Prep & Storage – We got a bunch of books from Rick’s aunt for the boys this weekend that their cousins have outgrown, and a few hand me down outfits for Emmett (thanks Wendi & Amy!). 

Build Community Food Systems – We’re planning a trip to Palisade to pick peaches next week and have gotten some family/friends to chip in for some of the peachy goodness.  Farmers market usual, of course. 

Eat the Food – Grilled corn on the cob, zucchini, potatoes, onions, MUSK MELON, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and more.  We love SUMMER!  Here’s this week’s recipe:

Crispy Smashed Potatoes: Place several new potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.  Boil until softened, about 15 minutes; let cool until easy to handle. 
Preheat oven to 475.  Oil a rimmed baking sheet or baking stone with olive oil.  Place potatoes on sheet and smash slightly with the palm of your hand (so the insides smush out a bit, but so each potato is mostly intact).  Drizzle potatoes with more olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. 
Bake for 20 minutes until crispy.

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