Tag: autumn

Ottolenghi: Castelluccio Lentils with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola

In my exploration of the cookbook Plenty, I have been cooking the recipes that feature New England’s seasonal vegetables. What I have learned from this is a whole new definition of comfort food, one that doesn’t rely on lots of pasta or butter or cheese or bacon, or any of the other usual suspects. This ...

CSA Share #14: Adjusting Expectations

This share contained some vegetables I thought I would not see again until next year. Check out the perfect zucchini squash. We don’t usually see zucchini like this at this time of year. If there are zucchini, they are the giant squash that time forgot, best used in breads and muffins, or roasted with a ...

CSA Share #13 – Emptying Boxes, Filling Boxes, Boxes of Boxes

It’s officially fall, according to the calendar, and the share definitely reflects that, with the spaghetti and butternut squashes, onions, and potatoes. Although the baby greens, bell peppers, and radishes seem to say summer, they really are signs of the end of the growing season, with its cooler nights and shorter days. I brought home ...

CSA Share #12 – Pizza Sauce FTW (For The Winter)

If the share looks smaller to you, you’re right, it is, but that’s what happens as the season starts to wind down. I was very excited to see some more zucchini, and some bell peppers that have made it to the reddish-ripe stage; our growing season is often not long enough or hot enough for ...

CSA Share #11: Stuff’s Getting Real

This week’s share is kind of confusing. It’s definitely summer’s last gasp, with a little bit of fall mixed in. There’s lettuce, which was a real surprise, and broccolini, representing early summer. Then there’s peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, basil and scallions, which are summer’s most glorious vegetables, except for maybe corn and zucchini. Finally, there’s cabbage, ...

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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...

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Turkey Tetrazzini

This is one of my favorite ways to use up some turkey breast that needs using. The basic recipe is from Joy of Cooking, and I discovered it could have used some salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish the sauce, but other than that, it’s delicious and very comfort-food-decadent, especially when you ...