What's Happening Around the House and Yard
The 2014 SWSR lasted until May 2nd 2015 when I grilled the last butternut squash.
Every year I am in awe of the ability of farm share produce to exceed my storage expectations.
I've still got jars in the pantry and bags of fruit and veggies in the freezer--but simply hanging out in a cool dry place was just fine for the winter squash from my CSA farm share and I am grateful.
I used the grilled butternut in 2 ways--in a sausage and burrata pasta dish that will be on the blog in the fall, and tossed with locally-produced Housemade Sriracha sauce and grilled portobello mushrooms atop a pizza.
The dogs were very excited about the smells, and I managed to catch a simultaneous double dog lick photo with Simon and Vincent.
We recently got a grown up grill so I have been testing different ways to grill our Friday Night Pizza.
I want to keep the kitchen [honestly, my bedroom is all I care about] cool this summer.
Once I get the technique nailed I'll write up a blog post about it, but as the photo shows I am ridiculously proud of my early efforts. Stupidly, embarrassingly proud. I'll send this photo to my mom.
I harvested violets and made wild violet sugar.
This Week On The Blog
We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with this vegetarian Turnip Enchilada recipe. (Recipe here).
I've made this with a kohlrabi, turnip and potato filling as well.
I shared a hearty salad using leftovers from a grilling session--Grilled Steak and Vegetable Wild Rice Salad.
I can't wait for the farm share to resume so I can play more with this new grill!
For Mother's Day I've shared a food gift idea for new moms, caregivers, or folks recovering from surgery--Make and Take Smoothies. (Recipe link here)
It's easy to make extras of your favorite smoothies and deliver an assortment of healthy easy drinks to someone who could use a boost.
Until next week!