lately, in our csa box, we have been getting a lot of fall squash. some of it i can identify. there are two acorn, one butternut and one pumpkin. the others? who knows.
if you have a clue, let me know. better yet, if you have a recipe, that would be great.
my other dilemma is that not all of our tomatoes ripened before the frost. we picked them anyway.
considering i don't like fried green tomatoes, is there anything else i can do with them? we do intend to save some of the seeds and see if we can start new plants in the spring. we have no idea if this is going to work.
aha! some recipes from zemanta! but still, if you have something tried and true, i'd love to hear it.
i believe we may have gotten a little carried away with the carrots this week. we got some in our csa box, and then couldn't resist some round ones at the farmer's market. lots of carrots.
fortunately, john likes to take them into work for his midday snack.
along with the round carrots we got some itsy bitsy ones.
aren't they cute? we ate them right away. they were as sweet as baby carrots (which aren't grown small at all, but are big carrots cut up). and now that i think about, there are about 3 bags of these in the refrigerator too. our eyesight should be improving by the minute!
i've been reading farmer john's cook book from angelic organics. i need to figure out what to do with the veggies we get. i might try one recipe that calls for cooked cucumbers. that will be interesting. if i can get it in gear, i'd like to make zucchini bread today. we have a lot of zucchini, and the squash we are growing is also getting quite big. john doesn't like zucchini bread (!) but i have a friend with whom i can share.
in polymer news, i worked yesterday on reducing my name cane. i was really reluctant and frightened to do this because i haven't had much success reducing in the past. but now i have marla's and kathi's advice to go by. i was actually quite successful, with little waste. i'm very excited. i used the littlest one on the back cover of the book on which i'm working. for scale, the large grid is one inch.
i really like the idea of having a signature cane. heartfelt thanks to kathi briefer-gose.
i just happened to notice this overwhelming display of coffee and tea paraphernalia the other day when i did the dishes. there's my hot to go starbucks mug, my cold to go bottle, my french press, the coffee filter from my regular coffee maker, coffee mug and tea strainer. do you think i love caffeine much? actually i only start the day with caffeine. i switch to decaf after lunch. unless i have to stay out past my bedtime. then i might make an exception.
i also wanted to show you our community supported agriculture box. we split a box with my friend, and still look at all the veggies we get! sometimes we go to the farmer's market after picking up the box. so our refrigerator has been quite full of green, leafy stuff. i'm not sure how to cook it all, but my friend just got me "farmer john's cookbook" which should be quite invaluable. our box is from angelic organics.