Tag: Plenty

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...

Mid-Summer Extra-veg-anza!

You may have noticed the CSA shares have been quite bountiful the last few weeks. Quite Bountiful. In addition to all those lovely vegetables, there have been blueberries and corn piled high in the refrigerator. I am wicked grateful for all the abundance in my life. I am also responsible for being, well, responsible with ...

Ottolenghi #2: Redefining My Comfort Zone, One Recipe at a Time

When I last blogged about Ottolenghi’s gorgeous ode to vegetables, Plenty, I shared his recipe for Asparagus Vichyssoise and the revelation it is. It completely transformed my opinions about asparagus and cold soups. Now I want to make everything into a Vichyssoise, just to see if I can.

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? ...