CSA Boxed Share 8.17.09

Yesterday was interesting, just look at that bizarre mutant tomato! I think it’s related to Swamp Thing. But the rest of the box share was pretty tame: basil, lettuce, parsley, zucchini, squash, green peppers, purple peppers, garlic, potatoes, cabbage, eggplant, hot peppers and more tomatoes. All good stuff!


CSA Boxed Share 8.10.09

Ugh! It hardly feels like summer this year with all the rain we've been having. If it wasn’t for my CSA box shares I think I’d pack up shop and move to California. Luckily, this week was a good haul. It cheered me up a bit.

As you can see, I got a whole box of tomatoes, plus cherry tomatoes, cabbage, corn, shallots, green bell peppers, garlic, potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash. After I split it with my buddy, I took home half the tomatoes, some potatoes, the squash, a few shallots and the garlic. Sweet!

How to Make Peppers Annoying, Very Annoying

Part of me feels bad unleashing this on you, but then again, I’m not a nice person. So if you like hot peppers, get ready to hate them. This obnoxious little ditty will be stuck in your head for hours!



Kaela Kimura is a Japanese pop singer and she teamed up with the Peanuts gang to promote “Hot Pepper” a free coupon magazine. It seems the beeping sounds are just there to drive you crazy.

Via Serious Eats.

Image credit: 1994Mads

Veggie Growing Time Machine

Pretty soon I’ll be outside digging a big hole, dumping my bags of rotten fruits and vegetables into a pile and planting my garbage tomato. Right now, the offspring of last year’s tomato are blossoming on my kitchen windowsill and just like survival of the fittest only the strongest will get planted. At the moment, the one that started off runty is in the lead.

So, to get you hyped up about the spring and the upcoming growing season, don’t forget I’ll be posting updates on my garbage tomato all summer long. Here are some cool time-lapsed videos of plants various sprouting out of the ground. We’ve got some corn, pepper plants, oyster mushrooms and something called Wisconsin fast plants. Enjoy!

Via Serious Eats.

Image credit: Serious Eats

On Manager's Special 3.23.09


Some ripe nectarines $1.29.



Random pepper slices $1.00.



A squash and some zucchinis just $1.00.

Grand total, just $3.29. Not to shabby.

Nectarines are great and since I'm pretty stocked up on veggies, I'll give the rest of the stuff to my mom. Just trying to stay in the will! 

On Manager's Special 3.9.09


Big pile of red grapes only $0.75! They're actually in really good shape.



Whole bunch of kiwis just $1.00. They're fuzzy and make great pets too.



Random bell pepper slices $0.99.

Grand total $2.74. Nice!

Grapes and kiwis are perfect snack foods and I'll probably cook the peppers up with some onions and garlic, or something like that.

Peanut Argues with Jalapeno, on a Stick

This purple peanut and a jalapeno on a stick exchange verbal barbs in front of a packed house. Hopefully you can handle a couple poopy words. It’s worth it!



Yeah, I’m not sure kale on a stick would be as funny.


Image credit: jeffdunham

Peanut Butter, All Sorts of Recalled!

It’s been in the news for a couple weeks now. But in case you haven’t heard. There’s a big peanut butter-salmonella outbreak going on. Kellogg’s recalled many products, like snack crackers, using peanut butter after people in 43 states fell ill and at least six have died; the Associated Press reports.

Actually, this isn’t the first peanut butter-salmonella recall. Back in 2007, Peter Pan and Wal-Mart brand peanut butter sickened over 300 people in 41 states. That’s why I buy natural peanut butter. I’d rather stir my peanut butter, than puke it up!

Oh, and this summer tomatoes got a bad rap for salmonella too. But it turned out to be some ornery jalapeño peppers instead. Muy mal.

Image credit: rusvaplauke