The day that I made these squares started off kind of crappy. Nothing in particular went wrong, I just had very little motivation to get up and face the day. However, after reading this recipe on Sprouted Kitchen, I couldn’t bear to wait another second. I jumped up and made these squares with what I had on hand. It wasn’t because I was hungry or wanted to eat them right away, but it just looked so beautiful, easy, and delicious and making them made my day brighter.
Hooray for CSA! This is the first summer that I’ve signed up for a CSA box (i.e. Community Shared Agriculture). How it works is that at the beginning of the season you purchase a portion of a local farmer’s produce and you get one box a week of whatever is fresh and ready to go for the entire growing season. I can’t tell you how excited I was to start getting the deliveries. Besides the fact that I would have fresh produce at my fingertips all summer long, I couldn’t wait to get some vegetables that I wouldn’t normally buy myself and have to come up with some recipes on the fly. Unfortunately, our deliveries were slightly delayed because a freak hail storm destroyed a lot of our farmer’s crops mid-June. It’s amazing how much damage 20 minutes of hail can do! It was a real reminder that nature actually dictates how a harvest will fare, which was easy for me to forget when I’m just buying imported goods from the supermarket most of the year. Luckily, they recovered well and I just picked up my second box yesterday.