Friday, July 24, 2009

This Was Kinda Awesome (And Other CSA-Inspired Meals)


The Onion Tart from Alice Waters (photo above). Sweet Jesus, it was yummy. And rich.

Glazed baby turnips and carrots. Steam the sliced veggies and toss them in a little butter/brown sugar sauce. My mom used to make this and it is like a visit to her kitchen.

Bittman's cucumber salad (#3 on his list of 101 Salads). Normally when I spy the pile of CSA cucumbers, my eyes gloss over in a bored haze. No more! This went really well with last night's lemon-thyme chicken and satay dipping sauce dinner.

Beet and goat cheese salad with fresh Buttercrunch lettuce. I never get sick of goat cheese and beets. Maybe some day, but not this year.

Garlic scapes, onions and fresh oregano in Cuban Black Beans. Then, wilted swiss chard and Cuban Black Bean quesadillas.

Cauliflower disguised in a roux, wrapped in a gratin.

Sauteed Red Russian kale and onions with toasted pine nuts (our new favorite greens recipe).

Carrot and yogurt cole slaw with red cabbage. The Moosewood Cookbook recipe.

Also - it is peach season and we have several orchards near our house. I have been loving super-sweet donut peaches drizzled with blackberry sauce.

Lest this post mislead you, this is a compilation over several weeks. There are plenty of nights where we are doing scrambled eggs on-the-fly or take-out for dinner. Because I am a working mama, not a super mama.

4 comments:

Bonbon Oiseau said...

love this..i am so goingto make all of this happen--thank you. and yes to bittman's 1001 salads...i have been looking at it over and over all week.
go working woman go...

lotta said...

Oh it all sounds so delicious...

lakeviewer said...

Meals? That's what I want, somebody else who plans my meals. It was a good romp for me, from Fhina's blog to yours. I think I'll return to get more ideas.

Anonymous said...

where I come from ... rhubarb and strwaberries are months apart - and blackberries ripen in October...