Tag: autumn

Slow Food International Menu For Change Photo Roundup

The last time you heard from me, I mentioned I was participating in a Slow Food International challenge. The challenge was to cook two meals a week, for three weeks, using ingredients from within a 200-mile radius of my home. I’ve been sharing photos of these meals on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but in case ...

Farmers’ Market End-of-Season Report/Menu For Change Challenge

I was sequestered in my sewing room for much of the last two weeks, finishing up a cosplay for The Boy to wear to a local anime convention last weekend. Here’s what’s new. The outdoor farmers’ markets have ended in my neck of the woods. We have an indoor market here in town during the ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #14, September 2017

The farmers’ market was a joy this week, with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to choose from. As you can see, I struggled to restrain myself, and it looks a bit like I brought home a little of everything. I promise I didn’t. I could not resist the cinnamon rolls and ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Reports #11 & #12, August/September 2017

This week’s double report is brought to you by my complete preoccupation with making this happen: In the planning and execution of The Boy’s 17th birthday dinner and cake, I completely forgot to post that week’s report. But it was worth it. Here are the farmers’ market acquisitions from two weeks ago. Those peaches were ...

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

This soup is made with pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices, but it definitely does not taste like pumpkin pie. There’s plenty of pumpkin pie ahead with the holidays coming, so I didn’t want it here in this soup. Spiced Pumpkin Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped pinch of salt 2 cups chicken broth 1 ...

Corn and Red Bean Soup

This recipe is inspired by a Choctaw recipe I found. It didn’t include bacon, but since it would have been available to the local population through trade with Europeans, I used it to impart some extra flavor and richness. It also didn’t include filé powder, but since the Choctaw taught their New Orleans neighbors how ...

CSA Share #15/Open Field Gleaning: Season of Change

When I arrived at the farmstand for the last pickup/open field day, there were lots of butternut squash, chiles, and bell peppers waiting inside. The rest was waiting outside. This motley crew of vegetables may not be the prettiest, and they’re certainly not the cleanest, but they are safely squirreled away in our refrigerators. We ...