This box actually arrived while my mom was in town to do a workshop. We were both in workshops actually and my dad was scheduled to arrive to do a workshop the following week. My parents are still married and live together but I had asked them to come out separately because it’s very rare that I get to spend one on one time alone with my dad. I usually see him on family trips or during the holidays when there is so much going on. The most I’ll get is having him all to myself on a car ride to or from the airport. My mom on the other hand is retired and comes and visits by herself often, which I love. So it was a real treat to have them both all to myself back to back.
I’m not getting any younger and neither are my parents. I have watched a few of my friends lose their parents over the past few years. My heart broke for them but it also reminded me not to take my own parents for granted. I don’t know, no one knows, how much longer I have them for so I cherish the time I do get to spend with them.
I still had the braised tomatoes sitting in my fridge from my previous Farm Box cooking extravaganza and that’s what inspired me to make Braised Tomatoes and Halibut Over Creamy Polenta for my mom. I wanted to cook for my dad too while he was visiting. I don’t often get to cook for my parents because they live so far away and when they do come for a visit we usually end up eating out a lot because we are often going here and there seeing and doing stuff. My parents are very active, must be where I get it from. So it was a treat for me to have them here, one at a time, and be able to take care of them for a change.
Delightful CSA BOX
CSA box from FarmBox LA
Red grapes, Zucchini, Cabbage, Kale, Salad Greens, Tomatoes, Basil, Nectarines, Plums, Swiss Chard, Poblano Peppers