Accidental Locavore Farmbasket Week 12: Eggplant and Watermelon

People who know me know that I hate September. It’s the end of the summer, and all the good things that happen in the summer. Imagine how I felt when I went to pick up my basket this week, and saw beautiful arrangement of pumpkins in front of the barn…
Luckily there were enough great reminders of summer in my box that I was able to put the pumpkins out of my mind (kind of, sort of). This week there was a cute baby watermelon, just the right size for us, a few huge bright red tomatoes, corn, a cabbage, mini zucchini, summer squash, the tinest potatoes, along with some lovely red potatoes, leeks, broccoli, radishes and two shiny eggplants.
Now that I have leeks and potatoes, I’m going to make some sort of vichyssoise, but it might be hot, and I’m thinking of adding some bacon to it, maybe some corn, and thyme.
I could be very trendy with the watermelon, grill it, and pair it with feta, but why when it’s so good on it’s own? I’ve already gotten some ground lamb from the farm down the road, and made some yogurt, so the cabbage is getting stuffed once again. To continue on the lamb front, I have some lamb and curry sausage from our local butcher, which I’m going to pair with a recipe from Fine Cooking for zucchini and chick peas. Now I just need a night or two at home to start cooking. Must be September, right?


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