Sunday, August 11, 2013

Grateful Sunday

This summer is the first summer we've participated in a CSA - Community Sponsored Agriculture. A local farm supplies "shares" of vegetables they've harvested over a number of weeks for a set price.

The veggies differ every week from whatever the farm is producing. So, every week on Thursday afternoon I hop in my car to pick up my CSA. It's one of the highlights of my week. It's like getting a fresh, gorgeous bouquet when I pick up my little white boxes brimming over with red tomatoes, green cucumbers, yellow squash and even purple bell peppers!

Three Peppers & Onions

Getting this share was an experiment for us, but we have found it's actually helped us save on our grocery bill substantially -- we start from scratch and use all we can -- and it's forced us to be creative in the kitchen. I never would have purchased an eggplant before, but this summer alone I've had over a dozen eggplants come in my share, so I've made baba ganoush, eggplant ragout, and something else eggplant that wasn't quite successful.

Blueberries & Blackberries

This Sunday, I'm grateful to have the opportunity to eat delicious, healthy, local food. I feel more connected to my food and truly appreciative of the process by which it comes to me. I enjoy tasting the season and a true joy of cooking has taken over our house!

Home Fries from Local Potatoes

Happy Sunday,

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