Friday, July 30, 2010
I made pesto for the first time and it was easier than I expected and also very good. Much better than the jarred kind.
I exchanged some zucchini for extra basil so I'd have enough to make pesto and managed to make the pesto just before the batch of basil went bad. I added garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan to olive oil and the basil leaves for less than thirty seconds in the food processor, and then added it to sauteed mushrooms over pasta.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Red Norland Potatoes
I did my volunteer hours handing out shares on Thursday and as a special bonus I got some leftover peaches and blueberries that came with the fruit share. I promptly made pie:
Blueberry Peach Pie
1/2 pint of blueberries
6 large peaches
and I probably dumped almost a full cup of flour and at least 3 tablespoons of tapioca to try to make it less watery. And it worked! Finally a peach pie that isn't a liquidy mass.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
For the record the CSA weeks I didn't get photos of included:
Week #5 - Romaine lettuce, carrots, cippolini onions, beets, kohlrabi, Toscano kale, dill, broccoli
Week #6 - Zucchini, carrots, cabbage, radicchio, Romaine lettuce, green kale, cippolini onions, broccoli
Week #7 -Zucchini, Romaine lettuce, Toscano Kale, Broccoli, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Basil, Corn.
The corn was an unexpected surprise and though the ears were small it was pretty good corn.
I was also pleased to miss most of the zucchini run as it falls on the list of vegetables I just really don't care for.
I spent the first two weeks of July in
That said, part of what I love about eating in
I made macaroni and cheese anyway using the only vaguely yellow cheese I could find that came cubed and marked “Holland Cheese” mixed with some leftover Brinza (which I know as Bulgarian cheese and is vaguely Feta like) and some other leftover soft white cheese mixed with scallions. The breadcrumbs that were available at the grocery store were some of the finest breadcrumbs I’ve ever seen so I mixed them in with a generic Israeli brand of cornflakes. The end result baked up to look quite pretty in my grandmother’s casserole dish and tasted good if a bit bland.
We always used to leave
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
for the lack of new content
I was away for a couple of weeks visiting family in Israel so wasn't able to post. I came back to a refrigerator filled with onions, kohlrabi and zucchini. I'm back now until my real vacation to go visit the mouse in August, so expect more CSA experiments.