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surrealestate ([personal profile] surrealestate) wrote2012-10-04 01:57 pm
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CSA Farm Share 2012: Week 17

  • 2 bunches Tuscan Kale
  • 2 bunches Broccoli
  • 2 bunches Parsnips
  • 2 bunches Celery Root (with Celery)
  • 2 bunches Mizuna
  • 2 Sugar Pumpkins
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 10 St Nicks Peppers
  • 20 JalapeƱo Peppers

I had a mizuna breakthrough this week! I decided I would bring it to a gathering last night (along with other stuff) since I figured just because it's not to my taste doesn't mean other people wouldn't enjoy it. So I looked around and found a slightly different preparation than what I'd done before, and the most amazing thing happened: I LIKED IT! So no more mizuna madness for me. Woohoo! My inspiration was this recipe, except I used bottled lemon juice and veggie fish sauce (and much less of it!)

Last week's tomatoes turned into an insanely great roasted tomato sauce (DD said it was probably the best he'd ever tasted), inspiring me to get a case of tomatoes this week to make more. These are all San Marzano whereas last week's were partly those and partly orange ones, so it'll be different, but hey.

It's definitely soup weather (and soup veggies!) so my plan is to start with some celery root soup, since the one we had at True Bistro a few weeks go was so good. Of course I have no idea what was in it, but I'll see what I can do. I'm thinking I'll make a big pot of veggie stock first, though, since the last of my frozen stash just went into a Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits on Sunday.

[identity profile] 2012-10-04 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there a recipe for that cassoulet?

[identity profile] 2012-10-04 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
It's in Veganomicon, which I have, but I'm sure it's around online, too. I followed the recipe pretty faithfully, except I used cannelini beans rather than navy and dried instead of fresh thyme.

(We made the awesome banana-walnut waffles from said book that morning, so i was already paging through it, and realized I had all the ingredients for the cassoulet on hand.)

(One of our dinner guests was a pro chef, and he had seconds. :)

ETA: I just noticed the next food swap has been posted:
Edited 2012-10-04 18:31 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-10-04 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks, I'll definitely try that, with the towering leeks in the garden.

I do want to go to another food swap, but first I'll want to make more headway on what I got last time! :)

[identity profile] 2012-10-04 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)

Where did you get the veggie fish sauce?

[identity profile] 2012-10-13 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
At a small Vietnamese vegetarian market in Dorchester.

[identity profile] 2012-10-13 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
Do you recall the name or location of this place?

[identity profile] 2012-10-13 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, no. This was years ago (the stuff lasts a while). It was on Dot Ave. I was driving back with clients from a showing and we noticed the place when we passed (they were veeg, too) and all decided to stop and check it out.

[identity profile] 2012-10-04 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
My brain said, "matzahballs!" before I realized those are the biscuits you mentioned. It does indeed look yummy.