The potato saga continues — and might keep going! Farmer Gord sent me off with a cheerful “See you next week!” (along with my bag of veggies) so who knows how long this spudful bounty will continue for? I am joyous at the thought.
This week’s haul: potatoes (obviously — although only about a third of them are pictured; we were in a rush for dinner, so some got eaten right quick), carrots, turnips, tomatoes (two of which actually feel ripe), two mini-patty pan squash, and green onions.
Farmer Gord was actually saying that now that he’s figured out what was going wrong with his onions (he’d planted the normal kind too, but been unlucky I guess), his goal for next year was to have onions every week. Well, good for next year’s members, I guess? (I mean that: I’m not lying when I say I have two ten pound bags of onions at the ready in my pantry.) I don’t know what I’m going to do when he asks for re-subscribers. I feel horribly guilty and I don’t think I should. Argh.
Anyway, foodwise, we’ve been turning towards the cold-weather foods: chilis, stews, curries. Otherwise put, I’ve been winging it, by scavenging through my freezer (which, I have to say, tends to be a pretty reliable source of pre-marinated tastiness thanks to my inability to not buy meat in bulk) and that’s been working out pretty well.
As part of the preparation for hibernation, I’ve also been upping my starch intake (mostly in pita, naan and potato form this week), which means my interest in mass-baking is on the rise. Couple that with my getting Good to the Grain from the library (at last!) and I have a goodly number of recipes on my to-try list.
Still, it’s always better to have some ideas, so I’m pretty sure I’ll make…
Idea 1: I plan to pick up some leeks and test drive some potato-leek soup (never tried it!). I’m hoping to match these up with some rye pretzels (mmm!) and the dough is first-proofing as I type.
Idea 2: Curry (probably something easy like butter chicken). All those mini-veggies and tomatoes need a home! I have a whole mess of pita (some of it homemade!) in the freezer, or I could try making naan from scratch again. Hmm…
Idea 3: Roast chicken. We still have a number of Stacey’s chickens in our freezer, and nothing says cold weather like a chicken and roasties. Mmm…
In other news, I finally got around to shredding that cabbage so we’re all set up for a couple weeks of smelliness as the cabbage brines itself and starts to ferment. Whooo! (Or possibly “Pheeewww”?)
What are you up to of late?