I love to cook. I love my CSA (community supported agriculture).
As The Purple Cook I’ll share with you how our family uses the food we got from our CSA and other local sources. The blog will share recipes, storage tips, and stories of what happens to that food from pick up to kitchen clean up.
A CSA can be fun, adventurous, and surprising.
Follow me on twitter at @PurpleCookBlog
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Mario Batali made the best eggs sometime last week on “The
Chew”.I made them for lunch the other
day using a little leftover onion, some pieces of jalapeno from the freezer,
and some leftover tomato sauce that I always use CSA garlic, onion, and carrot
to make.Delicious and quick!!!
¼ onion, roughly sliced
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (keep the seeds for extra heat)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a small to medium size skillet.Add the onion and jalapeno.Cook until beginning to soften and
brown.Add tomato sauce.When sauce begins to boil crack eggs into the
liquid to poach.Cook until eggs
set.Salt and Pepper to taste.
Mini Squash Muffins
Got about ¼ cup of squash or pumpkin puree leftover?Make Mini Squash Muffins!Add ¼ cup of puree and an extra egg to an 8.5
oz. corn muffin mix and bake in mini muffin tins.Thanks to the October “Food Network Magazine”
article for “A Month of Pumpkin” ideas for these muffins.
We got a bunch of turnips last week and again this
week.Today I made a batch of BraisedTurnip Greens.I put ½ - ¾ cup servings
in freezer bags.I can get these out of
the freezer for a quick lunch over pasta or with a thick slice of crusty bread.
I cut up a Butternut Squash into about 1 inch cubes.I had 2 freezer bags, I put half of the
Butternut Squash cubes into each to freeze.
I roughly chopped Broccoli Rabe, blanched it for 2 minutes,
moved it to an ice bath, and drained it.This has also been put away in the freezer.It can be used as a substitute in any recipe
calling for frozen spinach.
Today I did an inventory of my freezer.I currently have 25 items in there from this
year’s Vegetable CSA.After our last
delivery I’m thinking of sharing that list on the blog and spending the winter
months working my way through them with more recipes to share.