csa week 17

From CSA 2k8
  • beets with greens
  • delicata (“sweet potato”) squash
  • butternut squashes
  • another eggplant
  • red peppers
  • apples
  • carrots
  • cranberry beans
  • pasta tossed with roasted squash and volpi salame
  • baba ganoush for the freezer (?)
  • beet greens instead of spinach with some indian potato thing from 660
  • pad kee mao carrot and red pepper and tofu


paris honey

miel à paris via lebovitz


tom kha

tom kha Originally uploaded by gay.goy.gourmet
So I thought I would make a bunch of corn chowder to put away in the freezer, and managed instead to improvise a tom kha soup full of corn and other vegetables, that is just as good as the puréed version I set out to make.
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 scallions, green tops and white stalks chopped separately
  • lots of ginger
  • 2–3 cloves garlic
  • a stalk or two of lemongrass
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • handful of mushrooms
  • 3 small potatoes
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • about 5 cups of chicken stock
  • coconut milk (I used a small can, but a large one would be fine)
Cut the corn from the cob and simmer the cobs in chicken stock with lemongrass. Meanwhile, sauté the shallot, white part of scallions, ginger, garlic until soft. Add the scallion and mushroom and sweat until soft and gooey. Add potatoes, jalapeño, and tomato and some salt. Strain the corn-lemongrass chicken stock and simmer until potatoes are soft. Add the corn and coconut milk, and warm through. Serve with lime juice and fish sauce.

rainy day, but market anyway

From CSA 2k8
  • cabbage
  • lots of green onions
  • spinach
  • green beans
  • carrots ($3 from vicki / not in the box)
  • assorted heirloom tomatoes
  • garlics (5/$2 from nichols)
  • red pepper
  • baby lettuce
  • apples
  • corn
  • more mouhamara (we didn’t get enough when we made it for our party!)
  • thai corn chowder for the freezer
  • green beans to blanch and freeze
  • apple turnovers / tarts?
  • something indian with chicken
  • salad with carrots
  • omelet this morning of bacon, mushrooms, spinach, oregano, and parsley
  • tomato preserves?


party food & drink recap

  • thai corn chowder (lemongrass, ginger, coconut milk)
  • watermelon gazpacho
  • mouhamara
  • 3 salsas: the smoky Oaxacan one I always make, a tomato one with a grilled jalapeño, and the not-spicy green one
  • pita, lavash, tortilla chips
  • chocolate N2O mousse
  • crêpes rolled up with nutella, apricot preserves, or delicious mora-café jelly from Colombia
  • bacon old fashioned
  • subcontinental (9 large cucumbers → 1.75L of juice)
  • kalamansi mint cooler (vodka, limoncello, mint, fresh lime juice, kalamansi soda)
  • pomegranate martini
  • unnamed sungold + jalapeño tequila drink (a huge improvement on the sungold zinger)
  • dark and stormy – cachaça, ginger-lemongrass syrup, ginger ale, dark rum, mint

to make: an italian week, it seems

  • sicilian bucatini with cauliflower, raisins, and pine nuts
  • cianfotta (chez n&s)
  • ragù alla bolognese

two boxes, one picture :(

Somehow I managed to delete the picture of this week’s box. But, I do have last week’s. I have given up on timeliness. Next week, more chicken!
From CSA 2k8
  • cauliflower
  • yellow beans
  • bell peppers
  • lots of cucumbers
  • red onion
  • assorted tomatoes
  • cabbage sprouts
  • peaches
  • Watermelon ( a small Sugar Doll)
  • Sweet corn
  • Eggplant
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Beets
  • Cucumber