cooking in season

cooking in season

CSA box – October

We are firmly planted in between seasons here in Austin so thought I would make a quick list of what was in this weekend’s CSA pickup: beets summer squash bok choy dandelion greens sweet potato cucumber okra peppers eggplant Brewing up a meal plan to get us through the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

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free of fruit emergencies

The figs are done and the tomatoes are done and there is no mountain of produce urging me into a canning session! This means that what is left – cooking meals – feels easy peasy. Hoping to make lots of fun bowls and homemade snacks with the free kitchen time. How is your week going?

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revisit your cookbooks

The change in seasons is the perfect excuse to rediscover recipes in your existing cookbook collection. Scour indexes for what’s in season now (root veggies and lettuces and strawberries) so you have a couple of fresh ideas when you hit the grocery store and farmer’s market this weekend.

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celeriac suggestions?

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?

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almost summer (+ watermelon)

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 […]

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