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Still in denial about the end of farm share season. And also reminded that I never got the radishes to [livejournal.com profile] beowabbit but I will get them to you tomorrow!

I made pumpkin soup, roasted acorn squash for eating and for pizza, caramelized fennel that also went on pizza, a great apple crisp that also used the almond gunk leftover from making almond milk, and I can't remember what else. This will definitely be a soup week -- lentil vegetable is in progress right now.

  • 2 bunches Beets (+Greens)
  • 2 bunches Carrots
  • 2 bunches Leeks
  • 2 bunches Radishes
  • 2 bunches Russian Kale
  • 20 assorted (mostly I took St Nick) Peppers
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 6 lbs Cameo Apples
    = 32#

[Up-to-the-minute squash count: 8]

Date: 2013-10-29 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beowabbit
Cool, thanks! Does this mean you're coming to the show tomorrow? (And is it both of you, or just one?) I need to reserve your seats if so...

Date: 2013-10-29 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
We're leaning against because it's Game 6 of the World Series and it'd be better to be able to see the show without wanting to check the score. :)

I was going to leave the radishes in the fridge for you tomorrow.

Date: 2013-10-29 06:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beowabbit
Ah! That works — I forgot you’d be at the church for other reasons!

Date: 2013-10-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimberlogic.livejournal.com
remind me what you're using for almond-milk production - blender type?

Date: 2013-10-29 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
VitaMix, of course! :)

I soak about a cup of raw almonds ~8-24+ hours, then rinse and put them in the VM with a couple of pinches of salt and one pitted date. Then I fill to the max line (just over 64oz) with water and run it for a minute or so. Strain through a nut-milk bag (heheh) and tada!

Though I actually use a jelly bag to strain because DD doesn't like his milk even a little bit grainy.

Date: 2013-10-30 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevernonsense.livejournal.com
I need to try this! (Vitamix for the win!)

Also: Are you going to do a wintershare!? The waltham fields winter share is rather nice, at least on paper.

Date: 2013-10-29 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veek.livejournal.com
Speaking of the end of the CSA season: do you have thoughts one way or the other on Boston Organics? I signed up for their Dogma box (as local as they can get) and am pretty excited about it, but also curious re what you think.

Date: 2013-10-29 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
I'm not [livejournal.com profile] surrealestate *waves*, but when my household had the Dogma box we liked it except for the turnips. If you like turnips you'll probably find it a nifty adventure in food!

Date: 2013-10-29 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veek.livejournal.com
I like turnips fine! I don't like lettuce, but will find something to do with it, or someone to give it to. :)

Date: 2013-10-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
Have you ever tried cooking lettuce? Saute it in olive oil with shallots (added before) and maybe peas and/or mint (added last). It's interestingly different than raw lettuce, and takes the edge off the bitterness of many older varieties.

Date: 2013-10-29 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veek.livejournal.com
I've done this, and like it ok, and will probably do it again -- thank you for the reminder! It's still not super exciting for me, but maybe winter lettuces will be better.

Date: 2013-10-29 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
You're totally welcome; this conversation reminded me, too!

Date: 2013-10-30 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
I used Boston Organics for a few months some years ago and decided it wasn't for me. I didn't find it cost-effective and the excitement for me just wasn't the same as for a farm share. I found that I would rather do my own shopping in the off-season.

This was before the Dogma box, but I imagine that in winter, it would feel either too same-y week on week, or I'd roll my eyes at the "as local as we could" parts.

But that doesn't mean it wouldn't be great for someone else. We also live a short walk to the Winter Market, which makes for a nice Saturday morning activity. Plus I have so much put by from harvest season that I enjoy the opportunity to use it.

I have considered a small fruit box for deep winter just to ensure decent fruit variety.

Date: 2013-10-30 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevernonsense.livejournal.com
This is pretty much how I'd rate BO as well.

Date: 2013-11-04 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
OBTW, if you ever get into Davis-ish, I would love some hot sauce!

Date: 2013-11-07 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevernonsense.livejournal.com
will do:) likewise, if you want to DM me a mailing address I can send some along with the holiday mailings!

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