Shaking my serial snacker ways and re-committing to proper sit-down lunches. Today was a lovely kickoff: spinach salad with cabbage, sprouts, quinoa, watermelon radish, raw carrots, boiled egg, pumpkin, seeds and my favorite mustard vinaigrette from Deborah Madison (’cause OMG capers!).
Goodness! I still have mountains of summer squash around! I don’t usually struggle too much with what to make (it can be shredded and put in everything from migas to risotto to baked things), but I do start getting a bit bored by my usual rotation by… you know… OCTOBER. Hopefully the following list will help you power through the last of it:
Pulling together a variation of my winter taco salad for dinner tonight. Have some black beans cooling, am pulling a jar of my shelf-stable salsa from the pantry, and chopping up some fixings. What do you have cooking?
Mid-October looks like: collards kale onions cabbage cilantro sweet potatoes watermelon radish (!!!) kohlrabi patty pan squashes bell peppers eggplant banana peppers lettuce mix beets
Wondering if any of you out there have done something particularly exciting with celery root. Most recipes call for making purees or involve mashing it into another starch. I dice it finely into risotto pretty much every time it lands in my CSA box. There must be more. What do you do with it?
Summer break has begun! The season of “how do we make an entire watermelon fit in the fridge” is here! The struggle is real and I have more than once had to tell the 13yo that we can’t get a watermelon until we clear room in the fridge. I try to get it quartered as soon as it gets home to make it feel more manageable: half gets cubes up for easy snacking/packing. one quarter gets pureed for […]
I know. I know. Carbs are supposed to be bad, but when broccoli comes in my CSA box the first thing that pops in my head is oven-baked potatoes. Crispy skins. Fluffy insides. Piled high with broccoli and sour cream. Happy Saturday, y’all. This week’s CSA box: beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, fennel, leeks, spinach, kale and cilantro.
I have officially hit my annual produce impatience. The kind that only tomatoes and chiles and (yes) zucchini can fix. Soon, right? This week’s stash: cilantro, chard, bok choi, leeks, kale, spinach, beets, carrots, fennel, spring onions, and salad turnips.
I don’t ever seem to get around with washing and dealing with my CSA stash during the daytime, but I did start early enough to make sure that today’s spinach and cilantro went into dinner. Other stuff in my box today: beets, turnips, salad turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, fennel, broccoli, mustard greens, red lettuce, romaine lettuce, cabbage, green sweet peppers, and poblanos.
For the first time in a really, really, really long time… my CSA pickup will not be immediately before our Thanksgiving meal and I am going to have to plan a meal before shopping instead of planning a meal around my box. All the carbs are accounted for – cinnamon rolls, honey sweet potato rolls, and mashed potatoes – but all the actual food is still a big old question mark. I guess I’m hitting the cookbook […]