Please forgive this post happening on Sunday night.

Yesterday was a big day at our home. If you read our story on Why We Eat the Way We Eat you would know that in 2009 Tom was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy everything seemed to be gone and this past week Tom was given the all clear on 5 years cancer free! This was a big moment in our lives because while we have has nothing but good results each appointment there was always some worry in the back of our heads every time we’d enter the cancer clinic. Reaching this milestone takes any (ok most) worry away.

To celebrate I decided to hold a surprise party for Tom and have friends and family over for a BBQ. I am usually quite terrible at keeping surprises but somehow managed to pull this one off. After Tom delivered the CSA bins he was greeted at our house and was actually surprised!

Holding the party kept me busy as there was a lot of cleaning and prep to do at our house. I kept meaning to post the CSA list but I kept finding other tasks I needed to complete before people showed up.

This weekends bins contained
-7 green onions
-8 carrots
-2 summer squash
-1 cucumber
-1 eggplant or 1 kohlrabi
-1 head of lettuce
-1 bag of either spinach, kale or rainbow Swiss chard
-1 head of garlic
-2 large Tom sized handfuls of string beans
-a whole lot of basil