Yeah, so I kind of flaked out on the whole actually-posting thing…
For some reason, this summer hasn’t been a good one for cooking. It might have been the class schedule, or it might have just been a generally uninspired few months, but there haven’t been too many stunning examples of interesting local food in this apartment. Lots of sort of haphazard eating vegetables because they’re there. I can pull up a few highlights, though (and maybe I’ll even get around to linking them to where I wrote about them, if applicable):
— Rhubarb custard, with local rhubarb and eggs
— Barbecued chicken that I helped dispatch, going about 20 yards from rooster to grill.
— Tasty cracked-spelt breakfast cereal from local spelt
— Lots of food preservation including pickles, salsa, chutney, and dried things with our new dehydrator. Maybe there will be a new Dark Days Eat Local challenge? I’ll have plenty of material for that ;-)
— Roasted baby summer squash with za’atar
— Sauteed Summer: summer squash, squash blossoms, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, hot peppers, sweet corn, and okra all fried up with a little oil and salt
— Roasted corn on the cob
— Squash pie made with squash that lived happily on my bookshelf since December. I’ve still got one left…
— A very spiky cucumber growing in the garden which will be turned into something eventually.