This past spring, my husband and I embarked on a vacation voyage with Viking River Cruises. The food they served was simply marvelous, and I’ve been trying to recreate some of those flavors ever since. This carrot ginger soup is an example.
CSA week 11: more tomatoes, please! We’ve definitely begun tomato season, and that’s a good thing – no, it’s a great thing. The whole family loves tomatoes. We’re looking forward to several more weeks of all tomatoes, all the time.
CSA week 6, and the beginning of July. Today, thank goodness, is moderate in temperature, but last week was as hot as we might expect in late August – infernally hot. I console myself by thinking that the heat will only help make really good tomatoes.
It’s CSA week 5 – still June, though just barely – and my farmer at Vanhoutte Farms surprised me. This week’s box held sugar snap peas and snow peas, and I thought that the hot weather spelled the end of the pea distributions.
If you’re invited to a cookout, you’re probably going to bring something to share. And if you’re going to bring something, why not make it something that’s easy to make ahead of time and can be served right from the fridge,
Most of the last week has been hot and sticky, so my prediction was correct: no more peas, because peas hate the heat. In CSA week 4, the greens are shifting, too, away from the tender early spring cool weather types,