This week, my kitchen table was remarkably uncluttered, so I decided to take a mass produce photo. The downside is the lighting is not as good. The upside is you get the full effect of everything that comes in a box (a dinner for two + gourmet + half-dozen eggs).
Starting from the left and going clockwise…
- butternut squash
- dozen eggs
- creamed honey
- peaches, nectarines, and plums!
- two Honeydew-type melons
- Romano green beans
- potatoes (Austrian crescents?)
It’s always fun (and kind of rare) to get lettuce and tomatoes in the same week. Salads, burgers, or other sandwiches jump out as good ideas.
The creamed honey has a great flavor. It’s different from the honey I bought from Farmers’ Fresh last month. It’s pretty neat when two batches of honey can taste so different. (And both delicious!) Then you know it is real!
I’m going to let the butternut squash sit and cure for a while. We love butternut squash, so it is sad when we rush to eat one and the flavor is not there.
I’m looking forward to eating these melons. I like them this size. When they are enormous, they seem too daunting a task.
I also placed a store order…
- Pioneer porridge
- goat cheese
The beets, sorrel, and goat cheese go well together. Roasted and then chilled beet slices will also be a nice addition to salads with sliced tomatoes.
The speck (along with prosciutto or even bacon) is cured pork. I find it handy to have around during the summer when there are a lot a vegetables to cook. Sometimes I want to add just a little more kick to a dish. I brown and chop a couple of pieces and add it to the mix.
Pioneer porridge is really tasty and satisfying. I love it for a late supper. After the gym, it’s filling and uncomplicated and I sleep well afterwards.
Enjoy your food!