Archive for November, 2006

CSA Week 22

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

CSA Week 22

Potatoes-2 pounds or 1 quart
Carrots-1 bunch
Collards-1 bunch
Winterbor Kale-1 bunch
Brussels Sprouts-1 stalk
Acorn Winter Squash-2
Sage-1 bunch
Purple Top Turnips-1 bunch
Jacob’s Cattle Dry Beans-1 pound

I didn’t take a picture of the fruit because my camera battery died but we got a mix of Fuji Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Anjou Pears and Bosc Pears.

Yesterday I made a soup out of 1 bunch of collards, several bunches of stems from kale and collards, cauliflower leaves, and onions. I cooked the onions and the stems together for awhile, then i added the leafy greens and a few cups of water and let that come to a simmer. After I felt the greens had cooked enough, I pureed the soup with a stick blender. It turned out very sweet and delicious. It almost has the consistency of a cream soup but without any cream or potatoes. Very tasty.

because we didn’t have enough vegetables

Monday, November 6th, 2006

We bought more vegetables and fruit at the farmer’s market. 3 delicata squash (SO fabulous), 3 different kinds of apples and a gigantic head of cauliflower. This is on top of week 21’s bounty:

CSA Week 21

Carnival Winter Squash-2
Red Russian Kale-1 bunch
Collards-1 bunch
Parsley-1 bunch
Beets-1 bunch
Potatoes-2 pounds

CSA Week 21

and more apples and pears.

This weekend I made:

  • sesame garlic collards – very light on the sesame flavor, sadly. They were tasty, nonetheless.
  • roasted fingerling potatoes with rosemary from my garden. Delicious.
  • roasted beets, carrots, and parsnips. Delicious.
  • quinoa salad with balsamic, dried cherries, raw sunflower seeds, parsley, and peas. For lunch today. Seems delicious.

I was planning on making Tarte Tatin but I was tired yesterday afternoon. I could make it tonight but I really need to get some exercise a lot more than I need to bake. It’ll get made sometime this week.

My favorite airline (so far)

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Last night we booked tickets on Air France to go to Brussels. I love flying Air France so much. Their coach service (Tempo) is delightful and my head might explode just imagining what their business class (l’espace affaires) or first class (l’espace premiere) must be like.
I hope I can sit still and concentrate until January.