I’m very excited for the return of fall salads. It’s the perfect way to recognize that the tops of the trees are starting to glow with their autumn yellows and reds, but still recognize that somehow it’s almost 90 degrees and any length of time spent outdoors other than the first brisk pre-dawn hours may still come with oppressive humidity.
I’ll be using up the last few weeks of ingredients to make meals of what new things I got this week
Clockwise from left: Bartlett Pears, Poblano Peppers, Green Acorn Squash, Red Leaf Lettuce, Green Cabbage, Green Mizuna (spiky greens under the cabbage) another head of Red Leaf Lettuce, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Ginger, Red Okra, Red Raspberries, Red Onions
I had thought I would be traveling this week, but instead I have more time to cook through this week’s veggies. Here’s what I have on the menu:
I’m also planning to make pimento cheese and pear scones. Together with a bunch more tomatoes from our garden, the roma tomatoes will become tomato sauce that I will can for later.
Clockwise from left: Red Radishes, Broccoli, Red Seedless Watermelon, Green Beans (in a bag), Red Pimento Peppers, Bartlett Pears, Rainbow Chard, Roma Tomatoes, Italian Eggplant, Kiwiberries, Thumbelina Carrots
I spent Week 16 at the beach and didn’t take pictures of what we made, so it’s a combo list this time around!
- Canary Melon
- Little Sweetie Cantaloupe
- Orange Seedless Watermelon
- Bicolor Sweet Corn
- Green Dandelion
- Italian Eggplant
- Mixed Sweet Peppers
- Red Grape Tomatoes
- Yellow Tomatoes
- Red Okra
Clockwise from left: Red Leaf Lettuce, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Yellow Seedless Watermelon, Green Cabbage, Canary Melon, Bicolor Sweet Corn, Green Bell Peppers, Red Radishes, Bartlett Pears, Red Grape Tomatoes, Orange Carrots
Pears are not my favorite fruit to eat raw. For folks like me who don’t care for the texture, baking is the perfect way to break down the pears, and of course, the addition of all that sugar and dough certainly doesn’t hurt anything either.
This pie recipe is really quick if you use a pre-made pie crust like I did, with all the flavor of the delicious Bartlett pears and not much of the weird texture. If you cut the pre-made crust to make a pretty lattice top like I did, it looks extra fancy! (Perfect for impressing all your Instagram followers.) Full instructions are below.
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red kale, orange carrots, sweet corn, red bell peppers, white cauliflower, red beets
nectarines, bartlett pears, jonamac apples, San Marzano roma tomatoes