Oct 30, 2013

What's in Season? Week 22

It's hard to believe the season has gone by so quickly.  On the other hand, it will be nice not to have to constantly plan meals around the mountain of fruits and veggies that are piled precariously in the fridge.  I say that now, but am sure that within a few short weeks we'll once again long for the fresh local food we've been so blessed with these past 22 weeks.

Here's what we got tonight in our last bag:
  • White stem bok choy
  • Green cabbage
  • Candy onion
  • Turnips 
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Celery root
  • Cornmeal
  • Jonagold apples
  • Acorn squash
  • Luna burgers
So, that's all for the "What's in Season" posts for the year.  When you'd like to find the freshest, most delicious apple or tomato or pepper, search for the ingredient on my blog to see when it was in season (in Ohio) to find the best produce available.  I've come to realize that making a fresh peach cobbler in November isn't even worth the calorie intake, but one in July is irresistible.  Try out the experiment and let me know if you can tell the difference!

Oct 27, 2013

homemade butterfinger bars



It's going to be our first Halloween in a house!  That may not sound terribly exciting, but we've never really had Trick-or-Treaters.  I had a few (maybe 3 or 4) that came by at my grad school apartment, but that barely even counts.  For the first time ever we've got a LOT of kids in our neighborhood and we're all stocked up on candy.  Hubs was supposed to work late on Halloween night and I was supposed to be in class, but we're both skipping out.  He's arranging his schedule to be home, and I'm skipping class (as a student, not as a lecturer!).

Oct 22, 2013

What's in Season? Week 21

It's hard to believe that it's already the penultimate Fresh Fork pickup for the season!

Here's what's in season at this late point in the year:
  • Spelt rosemary linguini
  • Broccoli
  • Pepper havarti
  • Red onions 
  • Carrots
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Concord grapes
  • Apple cider
  • Mustard greens
Hopefully the frost they're predicting this week won't affect the crops too much!  The snow can wait at least one more week, right?

Oct 19, 2013

crock pot vegetarian refried beans


It's winterizing weekend.  We've already taken a car in to the shop to get it set for the season.  Screens have been removed from our windows.  Garden stragglers will be brought inside to enjoy as one last harvest feast.  Operation leaf pickup will commence.  Picnic table needs to be brought in.  Firewood has to be moved for easy winter access.  Dog needs to realize that the long summer walks are quickly coming to an end (if anyone has any recommendations as to how to explain that to a dog, I'm open to suggestions).

Oct 16, 2013

What´s in Season? Week 20

This is what's coming our way this evening:
  • Norland potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Beets
  • Lettuce
  • Butternut squash
  • Baby bok choy
  • Eggs
  • Red turnips
  • Red peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
It's hard to believe that the season's already wrapping up!  Only two more weeks to go.  A Tex-Mex recipe will be posted later this week.  Stay tuned!

Oct 13, 2013

roasted pumpkin/acorn squash/butternut squash seeds


It is full-blown fall up here.  Leaves are a pretty autumn rainbow.  The garden is (kind of) slowing down.  Apple cider is waiting for us in the fridge.  And, we just recently made our yearly HUGE batch of butternut and acorn squash soup.  We've got a winter's worth of the savory soup frozen and waiting to feed us during the colder months.

Oct 8, 2013

What's in Season? Week 19

It's already week 19!  It is crazy how quickly this season is going!
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples
  • Beets
  • Fresh pumpkin sage linguini
  • Possibly braising greens
Recipe to come...

Oct 7, 2013

What's in Season? Week 18

Here are (last week's) goods.  Fall recipe coming later this week =)

  • Leaf lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Red peppers
  • Bosc pears
  • Candy onion
  • Black turtle beans
  • Smoked cheddar cheese
  • Green beans