I think I’m project-ed out for the month.
- October Unprocessed is the easiest one so far.
- I’m hitting not one but two blogger events today in two different counties.
- Along with my virtual book club, I’m doing a 21-day detox diet. Lots of vegetables and green smoothies (all unprocessed, though!).
- Then I threw my hat in the ring to participate in Project: Food Budget. Since I usually post my CSA shares on alternate Thursdays, I’ll only have P:FB posts the other weeks.
Since this week was a CSA pick-up, I’ll kick off the food budget posts next Thursday.
I must admit, I’ve been eating a ton of salad lately. Salads, green smoothies, and sweet potatoes have become pretty standard fare. Boooooring! Now that the weather here is finally changing I’m more inspired (mostly to roast things).
This week’s share is an interesting shoulder-season mix of hot and cooling weather crops. The tomatoes and eggplant are probably on their farewell tour unless we have a Cher-like weather pattern move in.
My salad tonight: lettuce, diced sweet pepper, pea greens, lemon basil, chickpeas, and a quick lemon vinaigrette.
The eggplant are so stinking cute I can barely stand it, but they’re likely destined for something Sicilian or Szechuan pasta alla Norma, caponata, or a spicy stir fry.
We’ve had tons of the eight-ball squash this summer, and every week I mean to stuff some of them with lentils. I have not yet done such a thing, but I bet it would taste excellent.
The delicata squash always makes me crave this roasted squash salad because it’s so freaking good.
The 21-day detox group has a support page for when we get stuck or are successful. One complaint was that the amount of fresh produce required for daily juicing and/or smoothies, plus salads and other raw vegetable dishes takes up the whole fridge. I am not having that problem.
We felt a little silly buying The World’s Biggest Refrigerator for just the two of us, but we figured we’d grow into it. I’m pleased to report that it is paying off by comfortably fitting epic amounts of fresh produce AND enough adult beverages for last minute company.
The short/wide bottom drawer can fit a deli platter or sheet cake. The right-hand crisper drawer alone contains 4 heads of cabbage, 10 Hatch chiles, and a large sack of grapes. All of the CSA share pictured above except the tomatoes and onion was in the fridge at the time of the photo.
What’s in your fridge for fall?