Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Bounty

Thanks for all of the suggestions on what to do with our abundance of CSA vegetables.  Tonight we had a CSA feast - grilled zucchini and pattypan squash, roasted beets with balsamic reduction, steamed baby carrots, and a cucumber-yogurt salad (thanks for the idea NOLA!).  The vegetables were so varied and flavourful that the barbequed sirloin steak seemed like an afterthought.

Washing down the meal was a bottle of Valpolicella Ripasso that I had brought back in my suitcase from a trip to Italy in 2013.  The bottle had long been stored at the back of our liquor cabinet, waiting for a special occasion to be opened, and I worried that I might have left it too long.  Thankfully the cork came out effortlessly, and the wine inside was smooth and mellow.

It's amazing to me how good local food can be, whether it's purchased in your home community or smuggled home from a special trip.  With such foods, why on earth would anyone buy flavourless food from Walmart* that has been shipped from hundreds (or thousands) of miles away?

*I hate Walmart, but that's a post for another day.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you mentioned pattypan squash, because that prompted me to google the term and finally have a name for the squash that came in MY farm share this week...