Thursday, October 20, 2011

Week 29 Veggie List & Menu

Cut-up Apple on Cutting Board
Celebrate: More Apples, More Apple Recipes

“Adapt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our CSA sent these words of wisdom in last week’s newsletter. It’s even more appropriate this week, since this week’s fruits and veggies look like an instant replay of last week’s. Patience is the tool that I need to re-make the Carrot Sambal, Roasted Beet Salad, and Apple Cake recipes from last week in an attempt to improve them from good to uniquely delicious.

It’s the midst of fall harvest season, and I’m attending two exciting foodie events this Saturday. First, I’m going to the Hilton for the King Arthur flour traveling baking show. King Arthur will be demonstrating Perfect Pies and Savory Scones—presumably with samples and most assuredly with recipe resources that I’ll share.

Second event is outdoors starting at 2pm—the Live Earth Farm Harvest Festival. If you’re a Santa Cruz/Bay Area local, come on down and meet farmers and CSA members. Also, make your own apple juice (& take some home), take a farm tour and pick apples, enjoy the Banana Slug String Band’s environmentally friendly songs for all ages, and sample apple pizzettes from the outdoor oven. I’m most excited about the apple syrup making and the pie contest—this year for $1 anyone can taste and vote on pies, and money supports Live Earth Discovery Program, and onsite program to teach schoolkids about organic farming. All are welcome to participate in the potluck at 6. Members also get a free pumpkin of their choice!

This week’s veggies:

Collard greens
Green beans
Hot peppers (padrones & Hungarian wax)
Yellow Finn potatoes
Summer squash
Dry-farmed tomatoes 
Gala apples
Warren pears

Leftovers: beet salad, carrots, hot peppers, applesauce, lettuce, Squash in fresh tomato sauce

Leftover turkey
Steamed green beans
Leftover beet salad

Veggie burgers
Steamed summer squash
Leftover applesauce

Dinner at work (Bruce)
Dinner at Farmers Market gig (Robin)
Steamed greens
Make apple cake?

Tacos, event foods
Turkey burgers
Sauteed Leeks with Collard Greens
Lettuce and tomato

Veggie burgers
Bruce’s Chicken with Peppers, Zucchini, and Tomatoes
Skillet roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic
Carrot Sambal

Roasted turkey
Roasted beet salad


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