Friday, November 9, 2012

recipe update: vegetable edition

On a meal-time note: As it is already well into November and most of what I have been eating is going out of season, I was delighted when my pal Sylvi asked if I would like to split a Community Sustainable Agriculture box (I am 78% sure that is what CSA stands for) for six weeks in November-December. Obviously, I said absolutely, as it means we get to go every week and pick up a milk-crate sized parcel of locally grown organic produce to split. My haul this week:

one ginormous acorn squash (any suggestion as to what to do with it?)
two large red apples
a bunch of mustard-leaf lettuce
a bunch of regular red lettuce
three parsnips
a bunch of red and green kale

This is lovely because it means I get to creatively build my dinners (my lunches are pretty much nonexistent and breakfast is always eggs on toast or jammy yogurt) around whatever comes in the box. And I don't have much experience cooking Autumnul/Winter vegetables yet.

This recipe is what I am trying out tonight from Food & Wine: Kale with Garlic and Oven-Roasted Parsnips.*

If you have any favorites of your own with any of the above vegetables, or squash or potatoes or kale or salads, email them to me and I will try them out!

*The wonderful thing about the internet is being able to type in a handful of ingredients and come up with delicious recipes when you don't know what to cook!


  1. About the acorn squash -
    Cut in half - end to end. Remove seeds & stuff.
    Place cut side down in pan with 1/2 water.
    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
    Turn right side up and put 1- 2 Tbl. butter and 1 - 2 Tbl. brown sugar in the cavity and bake for another 30 minutes. Delecious and nutritious.

    1. That's 1/2 inch of water in bottom of the pan.

  2. Close. Community Supported Agriculture. Good for you in identifying even what is in the box. That is an enjoyable challenge for us. Have fun.

  3. Oh fun! I didn't know you and Sylvi started a CSA. And that recipe sounds oh-so-yummy. Maybe I'll have to try it when I am home over break...

    much love,