Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Strange Ride to the Arugula Side

Can you believe that it's the fourteenth week of our farm share already? Remember that time we got some peppers? Or that other time we got some bok choy? Ah, memories. Times like that, they don't come again.

It was a pretty big haul this week. Here's what we got: 3/4 pound of salad mix, 5 bulbs of white, yellow and red onion, 2 hot wax peppers, 1 eggplant, 1/2 pound of arugula, 1 lb of carrot, 2 peppers, 1 bulb of celeriac, 1 bunch of yukina savoy, and 5 ears of corn.

After tasting the arugula (it was strong) I decided that using it as the base for a salad might be a little too much. It was eye-wateringly peppery. So instead I turned the bulk of it a pesto with pecans, olive oil and a little salt.

We had some smoked salmon in the fridge so I combined it with toast, cream cheese, salad mix, capers, some of the sliced red onion and tomato.

We picked up this Tetra Pak wine at the wine store. We just got it because it was super cheap and it looked silly, however, it turned out to be pretty tasty. It was only after getting it home that we realized that it was organic and spouted a pseudo-green philosophy because it uses lighter packaging, blah, blah, blah.

It was better than our last foray into organic wine which was super expensive and kinda tasted of poo.

For some reason, after that salad, I decided to pan roast some portobello mushrooms and serve with a dollop of the arugula pesto. The result was okay but I think it could have been better served to be oven roasted or grilled. However, tonight's dinner was made in less than 20 minutes. That and we don't have a grill.

For dessert I sliced up some of the apples, sprinkled with a little cinnamon, and drizzled with honey. The apples were delicious and generally apples are not my favorite thing in the world. I'm not sure what type of apples they were but they were sweet and not very acidic.

If there's one thing tonight's meal taught me it's that we need some new dishes that are not red. Also, it taught us that we have a TON of food to use up before we leave for our long weekend on Friday morning. Maybe we'll just take some raw peppers to eat on the car ride.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Chairman Kaga-style car munching, here we come!