Happy Thanksgiving to all! Our Violet Hill turkey was wonderful…it almost seemed too easy…and we’ll post more on our Thanksgiving food adventures soon. But for now, here’s just a surprisingly easy and delicious leftover-turkey solution: Chinese garlic turkey, bok choi, and red pepper.
ib claimed he might be coming down with something, but that was just an excuse to make this spicy and immensely delicious soup. The recipe is one of dsd‘s signature dishes. Read the rest of this entry »
Based on Bittman’s recipe for Spanish tortilla (and a small misread of the fritatta recipe), we threw together a simple eggs-for-dinner meal. We sauteed sliced CSA potatoes with s&p and then onion, orange bell pepper, mushrooms, and CSA garlic. We were out of olive oil so substituted peanut oil with good success. These veggies were mixed with 6 beaten eggs and < 1/2 C parmesan cheese (from the fritatta recipe, but worked really well here). After a few minutes on the stove and ~10 minutes in a 375oC oven, the tortilla was cooked and delicious. Next time, some fresh herbs might brighten things up a bit, but you really can’t fail with this standard tortilla recipe.
Turns out we had lots of green vegetables to use up…that all go wonderfully in fried rice. AND, this was the first round of fried rice where my cast iron wok worked as intended — no sticking eggs or veggies or rice and no need for tons of oil or butter — Success!
We received our first CSA tomatillos and all I could think of was fresh tomatillo salsa. With CSA green peppers and Essex Market fresh fava beans, we had ourselves fresh and tasty tacos.
To use up the veggies we had, we threw together pasta with white sauce and CSA scallions, violet islander peppers, and beet greens as well as garlic and peas to round it out. After sauteing the peppers separately, we started the butter, scallions, and garlic to make the roux. The beet greens, peas, and cooked peppers were added to the sauce and it was finished with some white pepper, salt, and CSA summer savory.