So the end of October (for shame, Kate!) marked the end of the regular 20-week CSA season. I signed on for the winter share, as well, so I’m still getting vegetables bi-weekly until Christmas.
-1 ear popcorn
-Carrots (Mostly cropped out of the photo on the right by the stupid, stupid wordpress template…)
-Sweet potatoes (Ditto)
-1 bunch kale
-1 bunch chives
-2 yellow and 2 red onions
-1 bulb garlic
That week we had some friends over for dinner and I made the Suzanne Goin short ribs again (Now With Less Plastic Wrap!), along with a nice beet salad and an apple crostata.
How pretty are the pearl onions, all ready to be roasted? I think I’ll change the image at the top of the blog to have those for a while. I’m tired of the spring onions!
This time I got the cross-cut ribs that Goin calls for…They were much tricker to fit into a pan for braising!
I had to use my enormous roasting pan, and I thought I’d be short on liquid so I put in placeholders (they ended up being unnecessary).
Roasted beets in a bit of dressing, with mâche, ricotta salata and toasted walnuts:
The short ribs, served over fried circles of polenta (with chard and pearl onions):
Crostata–still the simplest and most satisfying dessert (recipe here):
But as long as we’re thinking about pie, check out the *amazing* chocolate cream pie at our favorite diner on the North Shore:
Real pudding, real whipped cream…Perfect fortification for a walk in a wonderful state park:
And I’m always charmed by mushrooms!
Sigh. A couple months ago I changed my blog template because all the photos were suddenly square. Now it’s happening again and I don’t know if it’s because I’m uploading to Picasa on my Mac? Or….something? Argh.