The world is becoming flat. With modern trade and transfer, we are increasingly borrowing, buying, and taking from cultures that are far away. This is easy to observe when it comes to food, and not just in restaurants: Here in the CSA box we have gotten some Korean produce: Daikon and Napa cabbage!
We usually think of pesto as a summer sort of recipe since that's when basil grows in abundance, but pesto doesn't have to be made with fresh basil! I've already shared a carrot-top pesto for spring here on the blog and today I'm sharing version that uses fall/winter greens.
Split pea soup is my comfort food. It's so easy to make, especially since the only ingredients that don't come from my CSA box are dried split peas and optional spices which are easy to keep stocked in the pantry. The original recipe comes from Nourishing Traditions, but the following version is simplified even further.
Soup season has arrived and with it sniffles and sickness, but I'm ready. Over the course of a week I've made roughly three gallons of beef bone broth from a single package of Morning Harvest farm's marrow bones. I've written about the healing properties of chicken broth already, and beef bone broth is very similar.
Leftover night can be interesting when you cook everything from scratch. This past week I surveyed my fridge of random half-prepared meals and considered what I might pull together for our last dinner before getting a new box of groceries from the CSA. Quinoa (cooked in broth, of course), pinto beans, corn, and bits of stew beef fit together nicely into a sort of casserole, but the things that really needed to be used up were vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and yellow squash. With a little creativity, I ended up making tortilla-free enchiladas! I'll detail the process in this article, and then recap what made it work at the end.