Tag: New England

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 ...

Ottolenghi: Shakshuka!

The name of this dish just sounds like there should be an exclamation point at the end of it – Shakshuka! Go ahead, say it out loud and you’ll see what I mean. It sounds like the name of a 1950’s jungle movie starring Ava Gardner and Clark Gable, full of exotic drama and adventure. ...

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 ...

Ottolenghi: Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce

This dish is featured on the cover of Plenty; my photos really don’t do it justice. It couldn’t be simpler to prepare, and it’s exactly as Ottolenghi describes it – rustically elegant. It looks special and exotic on the plate, but the flavors and textures are straight-up comfort food.

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, ...

Ottolenghi: Quinoa and Grilled Sourdough Salad

It’s funny that this salad’s name doesn’t include tomatoes, because their quality will make or break it, but it’s in the Tomatoes section of Plenty, so I guess that’s a hint.