Friday, October 10, 2008

Crackberry Friday: Farm Share Week 1

First, let me say, please check out my earlier post today for an explanation of my poem. I know there were a few of you that were interested.

Second, I promise that Crackberry Friday will not only be pics of veggies. I was just very excited this week for my fall farm share to begin that I had to take a pic of my haul. If you have been reading my blog, you know how much I love food and cooking.
This was my haul
7 Tomatoes grown by Green Valley Organics
1 head Boc Choi grown by Scarecrow Hill Organics
2 sweet dumpling squash grown by Hillside Organics
1 bag (1/2 lb) wildfire baby lettuce mix grown by Elm Tree Organics
1 bag (1/2 lb) arugula grown by Farmdale Organics
3 special zucchini (some of the ones I could choose from were round!)
1 celeriac
1 bunch Swiss chard (not in pic 'cause I ate it)
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I have been looking up fall veggie recipes for 2 weeks in anticipation of my farm share beginning. I have heard mixed reviews of chard so I decided that since P had hockey and would not be eating with me, this was the night to give it a try. I found a recipe for sauteed chard with garlic, right up my alley. As I was preparing the chard, I found myself excited at the prospect of trying something brand new. I chopped up the stalks and then rolled up the leaves and cut them into 1/2 inch wide strips. The recipe didn't call for it but I cooked the stalks too, just sauteing them longer than the leaves. I reheated my pasta and added the chard to it. I was in heaven! The chard was so good and the pesto pasta was perfect to round out the meal along with a bottle of red wine, of course. This was a excellent way to start my fall farm share. :) I am so excited to cook so many new things!

8 comments:

Mama Dawg said...

My favorite fall veggie is the acorn squash. I have a simple recipe for it and no matter how else it's prepared, it's still my favorite.

I cut it in half, scoop out the innards, poke the inside w/a fork a bazillion times, drop in a pat of real butter, add some brown sugar and bake til done.

Yummmmmmmm.....

Cherlyn said...

Your posts always make me hungry...

Kristen Andrews said...

oh make some Zucchini bread!

Vernacular said...

I am sorry to be unrelated. Well, not super-sorry. But perhaps a little. But I saw you on Black Hockey Jesus. And I saw that you had a life-changing book, which was short. Which seems right up my alley right now.

Because I am being stingy with my time right now, I want to know how to prioritize reading this book for myself: please tell me whether to read this book now or to wait until this summer when I have more time.

Also, you always leave thoughtful comments on MariaBird's and BHJ's sites.

Good-bye, good luck, and good thank yous to you!

Sarah Mae said...

You have an award from me waiting for you at my blog! :)

BS5 Blogger said...

Hi! Sounds great. Cooking with new stuff, or to new recipes is always great fun, huh?

Lula! said...

I wouldn't care if all your Crackberry pics were of veggies...because this pic and post were SO GOOD!

Snooty Primadona said...

Mmmmmm... I love Swiss Chard and it's so easy to grow! How great that you have a farm share.

Try some beets with the greens, steamed, then quickly sautee'd with a bit of butter. Add salt and pepper. It's my very favorite. Beet greens taste almost exactly like spinach, only with a nuttier flavor.