Tag: local food

Ottolenghi’s Asparagus Vichyssoise

This soup challenged me to make it. It dared me. Don’t get me wrong, I do like asparagus, especially when it’s young and tender and lightly blanched. I also love, love, love roasted asparagus spears with salty, crispy prosciutto slices wrapped around them, but you know, it’s salty, crispy pork, how can it go wrong? ...

CSA Share #2 – Happy Independence Day!

This is a quick fly-by, as I have been busy cooking for our Independence Day dinner. Here’s this week’s CSA Share, smaller than last week. This is to be expected throughout the season, as growth rates and harvests fluctuate with the weather. There’s still plenty from last week, and because the vegetables are so fresh, ...


Freezing Strawberries

Have you frozen some strawberries yet? Well, get on with it! Here’s how:

It’s Here! So Worth The Wait: CSA Share #1

It was a perfect summer morning; hot, but not too hot, a cooling breeze blowing at just the right interval to feel refreshing, and gorgeous, bountiful green vegetables waiting for me at Holland Farm on our first pickup day, which had been delayed one week because of slow growth due to unusually cool conditions.


This Is My Brain on Pork Fat

It was a dreary day, the sort of day that usually darkens my mood as it darkens the sky. But this day was different, because it was a perfect day for a project I’d been putting off for a while. This is a freezer bag of fatback. When I order a half-hog, I have the ...


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 ...


Turkey Soup

Of course, one of the reasons for preparing a turkey feast is for the leftovers. When you have turkey feast leftovers, it’s time to make turkey soup.