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!
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.
Sometimes when I open up my CSA share I know immediately what meal I want to make. Yesterday was one of those times. The smell of roasted garlic sourdough greeted me and when I uncovered the watercress and radishes I knew what the dinner menu would be: artisan sandwiches.