Recipes from the past:
When we place our order for a butchered hog, we typically have half of the ground pork left plain to give us some flexibility when cooking. When I got ready to make breakfast this morning, I discovered we were out of breakfast sausage. Luckily, we still have quite a bit of ground pork in the freezer, so I decided to try making my own recipe for breakfast sausage. The results were so good, I may consider making my own from now on…
Recipes from the past:
We recently had leeks in our CSA share, and wanted to come up with something new and easy to make with them. We started with leftover pre-cooked chicken breasts (drop some frozen breasts into boiling water for about 15 minutes if you don’t have cooked leftovers in the fridge already) and made up a quick sauté with some mushrooms and the leeks, adding in some coconut milk and white wine at the end for a bit of creamy broth.
My CSA this week included broccolini. I love this stuff!! This recipe is an easy and delicious side you can whip up in just a few minutes. I use ghee (Paleo Butter) in this recipe that I got from Paleo Fuel and Fire. Very tasty!!
- a bunch of broccolini
- 3 large mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of ghee
Amy over at Paleo Love Co sent us samples of her scrumptious brownies! There are three flavors:
- Chocolate Cherry Love
- Chocolate Chocolate Love
- Espresso Hazelnut Chocolate Love
Of course, since they all contained chocolate, we had a really hard time deciding which was our favorite. She sells them by the dozen or half-dozen. They come individually wrapped and can be put into the freezer if not eaten right away. This is a great way to send a yummy treat to a friend or loved one.
There are also recipes on her blog as well. If you are looking for some delicious treats, check out Paleo Love Co.
We look forward to fall, especially when we know we will be getting some squash from our CSA. Delicata is one of our favorites as it has a light flavor and can blend in well with many dishes. This is a squash we may have never tried if it wasn’t for getting it seasonally from a CSA. We highly encourage everyone to join a CSA from a local farm. Support your local farm and get some delicious, seasonal fruits and veggies! This is a really easy recipe we got here that we modified a bit.
I love the title that the reporter came up with for this article. We don’t get the local newspaper, but I guess our story made the front page! More and more of those in our area are wanting to learn more about the food they are eating. We were excited to share our experiences.
Here is a link to the article and to the video they made.
A Hunger for Food Knowledge - Article
Food Consciousness - Video
We recently got to take a bit of a break from cooking and had someone else do the cooking for us! We attended an amazing dinner at our local CSA location, April Joy Farm. This beautiful, organic farm provides CSA shares to 40 local families and provides vegetables to local stores and restaurants. One of our favorite local restaurants, Lapellah, had master chefs do the cooking.
Of course all of the food was delicious! April, Brad, and family worked on their farm the entire day, picking and prepping the veggies that would be used for the dinner. Literally a farm-to-table feast! We were lucky with the weather too as the day was sunny and the evening was warm. No jacket needed. They said it was probably the last warm night before fall. My words cannot describe and so hopefully the pictures help fill you with feeling.
Wherever you are, I highly encourage you to seek out your local organic farmer and support them in all they do. This is our future of food.
Chef in the garden.