Where did the last month go? Oh right…
“Of course, some of us are happy with the outcome of the presidential election, while others are surviving on cupcakes and bourbon.”
– Stephen Colbert on the Late Show 11/23/2016
If, like me, you find yourself in the latter category then I highly recommend that you go back to my blog post on bourbon-chocolate-pecan cupcakes! I’m sure that this is what Stephen was actually referencing when he made that comment…
On to my actual topic for this blog post: this year’s CSA (Community Shared/Supported Agriculture) season has come to a close. It actually ended a couple of weeks ago but we still have a mountain of winter squash to get through. Somewhere in that last month I was so overwhelmed by a combination of schoolwork and the overflowing abundance of vegetables. I just kind of shut down and stopped using the produce altogether, hoarding winter squash at the weekly pickup because I knew that they could last for months.
From right: Sugar Pumpkin, Delicata Squash, Acorn Squash
Continue reading “Winter is Coming: The End of the CSA”
Raw radishes are strong, to put it lightly. My husband was quite put-off by the uniquely spicy flavor that assaulted his senses when I showed him our latest CSA haul. I enjoy the sharp taste, but could not see myself stomaching the whole bunch shaved onto an endless succession of radish-y salads. Surely, I thought, there must be another way to enjoy these beautiful veggies.
Radishes are an ingredient that I had associated with health-nuts, believing that they were a vegetable to be tolerated for health benefits, but not enjoyed. I was doubtful (as you might be, as well) of the palatability of the cooked radishes that I came across while flipping through recipes. However, I (and the two carnivores that I fed this dish to) can attest that it is absolutely addictive!
Continue reading “Braised Radishes & Bacon”
We joined a CSA! And we pulled in a friend from college as well. At the recommendation of my boss, we purchased a CSA share from Provider Farm in Salem, CT. Continue reading “Provider Farm-CSA Haul #1”