In this post, I shared my intentions toward a fun-filled trip to our new local food co op. In short, it rocked. See my loot? $15 for the whole she-bang, and supports small farms. Yay.
|Spinach, little gold potatoes, green beans, acorn squash, turnips, |
tomatoes, summer squash, bananas, oranges, apples, pineapple,
You can see how upset the kids are at my being detained.
|I thought cops were supposed to eat doughnuts.|
I made the Acorn Squash using this Recipe from The Pioneer Woman. It was met with mixed reviews. While the flavor was pretty good, there was a consistency to the squash that was stringy and weird.
The turnips were last night and were interesting enough. I heard from a friend that they were good sliced thin and baked with olive oil, salt and pepper. The friend was right. If you squinted, they were almost like fried 'taters.
I have thrown the spinach bunches in with potatoes and the turnips. Spinach disguised as turnip greens. It was good wilted in everything.
I also bought five loaves of 9-grain bread for an extra $10. Great toasted w PB. Served with the bananas whose peels never quite turned yellow, but were very fresh and good on the inside.
The tomatoes went into some guacamole, and a sammie to two. They are a little gourd-y, so I say "small farms-small farms small farms" when i eat them to remind me.
A little balsamic vinegar can cure anything.
If you are interested in a food co op in your area, check out www.bountifulbaskets.org. Say The Onion sent you. :-)
Farm fresh, that's me.
Or just fresh.