Incredible trip to Swan Oyster Depot last weekend h/t @Vogelocity

Such fresh, fresh oysters that were meticulously cleaned, firm and flavorful. My friends and I split two dozen of an assortment of oysters. In addition, I ordered a combination seafood cocktail and my friends each tried a bowl of clam chowder. One of the guys offered us a piece of smoked salmon, which was the best I've ever tasted—not fishy or slimy in the least. The seafood cocktail had highs and lows. The two oysters on top—which were different from the ones in the combination platter—which a little bland, but the cocktail shrimp and crab were especially grand. 

The line to grab a seat at the family-run counter restaurant really builds up over the day, so it's best to go early. Yay, Swan Oyster Depot!

Swan Oyster Depot

1517 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-1101

Received my first CSA box this week!

I thought I'd try out a local community supported agriculture program called Farm to Fresh. Every other week (which is the cadence I've chosen), they deliver to my doorstep a small box of fruits and vegetables—about six varieties for $25. Everything is organic, and a significant amount, especially in the summers, is from the program's own farm. The thought of supporting farmers makes me happy. 

I am somewhat charmed by the box's content. This week it was lettuce, beets, carrots, apricots, pluots, tomatoes, and summer squash.

The only mystery to me is how should we eat the summer squash? I've never cooked squash before, and these are much smaller than the ones I think I've seen in the store. Suggestions, anyone?