Tomato Soda + Other Ideas on What to Cook this July

Hello Friends. Not many frills this week, just some ideas on what to cook with your very summery VRDNT CSA shares. Aren't they wonderful?

While searching for eggplant recipes, I came across this grilled eggplant that used doenjang, an ingredient I had to look up. Bon Appetit describes doenjang as miso's more assertive (Korean) cousin made from fermented soybeans and salt. I often use miso to flavor everything from stews to spaghetti to salad dressings, and the next time I'm at an Asian grocery, I plan to pickup some doenjang, too. Anyway, just thought you should know.

Wishing you all a week nourished by good food.


*Tomato soda, photo by Mackenzie Smith Kelley. Recipe below.

The Tomato

A Tomato Pie recipe by Ada Limon.

*A Tomato Shrub Even (Most) Bloody Mary Skeptics Will Love.

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon

Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Mozzarella and Roasted Cherry tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac

How to Can Tomatoes

The Cucumber

Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

It's Hot to Be Cool Thai-Inspired Cucumber Salad

Cucumber-Fennel Fizz Cocktail

Tomato, Cucumber, and Fresh Herb Salad

White Bean with Cucumber and Sumac Salad

Avocado and Cucumber Sandwiches

The Eggplant

Eggplant and Shishito Phyllo Pie

Grilled Eggplant with Miso & Doenjang

Eggplant-Harissa Sandwiches With Tahini

Spicy Eggplant Pasta

Unfussy Eggplant Parm

The Sweet (& Bell) Pepper

What to Do With Crunchy, Sweet & Spicy Bell Peppers

Roasted Sausage, Tomatoes, and Peppers

Big Queer Cold Noodles

Yemista (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers)

Creamy Sweet Pepper Soup

Italian Grilled Pepper Appetizer

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