There are so many yummy things to do with potatoes. I’ll be sharing some favourites on the Mike’s Garden Harvest Pinterest page
In this week’s double delivery you will find root veggies that should last weeks if you want them to, pretty lettuce, onions, chilis, kale and two types of squash. With the cooler weather we are experiencing your veggies might end up in soup. I’d love to share some soup recipes so please leave a comment if you have a favourite.
There was another big box of colourful veggies on the doorstep this week, many of which will turn up in our Thanksgiving dinner. What are your dinner plans this weekend? Pumpkin pie, apple pie, turkey and mashed potato or perhaps you are a little less traditional? Please share your dinner plans in the comments section; I’d love to hear.
Everyone has favourite pasta sauces; this is one of ours from ‘The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking’ by Marcella Hazan.
Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
2 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes, skins removed and roughly chopped
5 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half
1 to 1½ pounds pasta
freshly grated parmigiano reggiano for the table
Put fresh prepared tomatoes in a saucepan, add the butter, onion, and salt and cook uncovered at a very slow, but steady simmer for 45 minutes, or until the fat floats free from the tomatoes. Stir from time to time, mashing any large pieces of tomato in the pan with the back of a wooden spoon. Taste and correct for salt. Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with the pasta.
Plenty of pretty colours again this week and a couple of new flavours too. Cabbage often ends up in coleslaw at our house but it also appears in Indian dishes like this one, Cabbage Thoran. If you are looking for a yummy salad recipe, try the one Pierette shared with me, Kale Greek Salad. She substituted quinoa for the beans and loved it.
Just in case you are like me and do not know what to do with those cute encased tomato-like veggies, I did a little search and found a starting place for recipes.
15 Delicious ways to use tomatillos any time of day
With all the tomatoes in the deliveries lately, a fresh tomato salsa seemed like a good idea. I used Jamie Oliver’s recipe. We enjoyed it with tacos, farm fresh lettuce and ground beef cooked with farm fresh onion and spices.
Did you notice your veggie delivery was a little weightier this morning? The squash have arrived and the tomatoes have grown! I think some fresh tomato sauce might be in order; I can get the parsley and onions involved and maybe serve it over the spaghetti squash.
I was one of the lucky few who received okra. I haven’t decided how we’re eating that yet but it might end up in a curry along with those chilis.
Enjoy your veggies!
I found a couple of things to do with my thyme. This is the first, a warm berry-thyme compote. I highly recommend it and my family were pretty happy with it too.
You can find the recipe here Warm Berry-Thyme Compote
I really appreciate the lettuce turning up on my doorstep every week; I enjoy all the other veggies too but with sandwiches and salads to make the lettuce is always in demand. You may have noticed the onions are getting bigger and the peppers more numerous. I am not sure yet where my thyme will end up, perhaps in a stew, a dressing or both. I will share my recipes here on the blog when I decide.
When the potatoes started appearing on my doorstep I was happy to make potato salad every time. It was hot and I didn’t want the oven on. But now the weather is not quite so warm I am thinking about roast potatoes and potato wedges. Here are a few recipes to try. Leave me a comment if you have a favourite potato recipe.