Friends and fresh food
All this was in this week’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) gift. It includes: comice pears, liberty apples, chanterelle mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, leeks, spinach, celeriac, delicata squash, purple carrots, kale, onions, fennel, eggs, cheese and a loaf of bread. A lot of farm fresh deliciousness in this box!
I love it when friends aren’t able to use their CSA box and they gift it to me! Thank you Chris!!
A big part of the excitement in having all these fresh ingredients in my kitchen is figuring out what to cook... and photographing it, of course.
Chanterelle mushroom. Mushroom risotto?
Purple carrots. Will be great in squash soup. Along with delicata squash, apples and onions.
Do you know what this is?...
If you answered celeriac (aka celery root), you’re correct! There are several recipes online that use celeriac including: celeriac soup; mashed potatoes with celeriac; slaws, and remoulade. Good to know that it’ll keep, wrapped loosely in the produce drawer of the fridge for up to two weeks.
Comice pears. Not sure what I’ll do with these yet. Maybe just bite into them. Or bake them into individual tarts and serve them warm with ice cream. They are beautiful aren’t they?
It looks like I’ll be occupying my kitchen for a while.