i haven't had any vegetables in three days. THREE DAYS. this seems quite impossible (and embarrassing really) after having had something very green or red or purple with every meal (except brekkie) for the last 5+ months. our weekly csa shares plus my own humble garden rendered us with a bounty of veggies at all times, which were staged in every crevice of the refrigerator and nook in the kitchen.
it was exciting being part of a csa all those months - it made every sunday fun to wake up to. my favorite thing about belonging to one, is never knowing what the harvest would provide from week to week, and how that expanded my cooking repertoire. i have a couple of great books on farm fresh produce that i consulted each sunday as i washed and prepared the delectables for the upcoming week.
we are somewhat limited to the variety of produce here in the pacific northwest, but our farmers kept us wholly delighted with their keenness for growing heirloom varieties, which gave us some colorful (and muy flavorful) alternatives to what we've been used to. and can i tell you how fun it is to prepare meals with yellow tomatoes or purple potatoes? this would give me such glee - so much so that i always spent more time photographing the resulting dishes than eating them.
which now has turned out to be a very good thing. what else would i have written about on day 24 of nablopomo?
grateful today for: farmers, organic produce, and my own little garden which i just put to bed for the winter