Friday, July 29, 2011

Garlic and Summer Squash this week

Carrots, onions, potatoes, garlic, beets and summer squash were featured in our CSA box this week.  Fresh basil and parsley joined a couple of chilli peppers to round it out.  I fixed the squash for dinner tonight and it was delicious.  I can't wait to use the garlic.

I picked up a trick from my daughter over the weekend that I am going to try - she roasts her beets and then stores them in the refrigerator to use later.  She said to roast them in their skins and then the skins come right off.  I have to try this.

The Rev and I are eating mostly vegetables now this summer.  Tonight dinner consisted of potatoes, squash, carrots and wax beans.  Some of the fresh parsley on the beans and squash made for a very nice (and filling) meal.  We didn't even miss not having any meat.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not becoming a vegetarian, but when the veggies are this fresh, it is hard not to pig out on them.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dark Red Norland potatoes

Check this out.  Our CSA box last Friday was great.  I already have a pan of potatoes, zuchinni, and carrots ready for the grill when I remembered I needed a picture for this site. 

Dark Red Norland potatoes were the featured item this week.  The first potatoes of the season.  They were small, firm and tasted wonderful.  All I did was sprinkle some olive oil on the veggies in that pan and seasoned them with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.  Roast them on the grill and you are good to go.

We also found a beautiful onion, a small eggplant, and three beets.  I haven't sliced the beets yet but I think at least one of them is a striped beet.  I've never had those before so I'm looking forward to that.  I will probably just slice them up and boil them, at least the first time.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Feeling Good

If you haven't seen this already, you are in for a treat.  This is from the Clark Retirement community in Michigan.

 Who says we can't have fun.


Friday, July 01, 2011

CSA comes through again

It is Friday and another box from Small Potatoes Farm (CSA).  The snow peas, kohlrabi, bok choy and lettuce are continuing to look good.  This week added a bunch of radishes and a carton of raspberries.  The Rev grabbed the berries as soon as we got home and gave them a very positive review.  Some of the snow peas and some bok choy went into the wok for dinner.  I do enjoy that combination.

Half the year is gone.  I hope you have a pleasant Independence Day week-end celebration.