Sunday, October 17, 2010


So, I was at a local CSA/food share and I saw this lovely vegetable. I did a little research online but I wanted to show this to everyone here, too. Have you ever used delicata? It has a texture a bit like acorn squash and a golden color inside. I want to use it but I don't really know how. Every time I cook a squash, something is always off. Do you have any recipes or idea for this fall vegetable?

Let me know what you would do with delicata!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tasty Pictures

Tasty pictures=pictures that look so good you want that thing inside that picture, so badly.

Have you ever taken a picture that looks so professional that you want to share it with the whole world and you feel like you almost want to take a career in photography? (well...maybe that only happened to me...)

But anyway, post a link to a picture you took that you LOVE. (In the comments) Or go out and take a picture and post it. Let us see your tasty pictures!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Sauce

Ok, so I got a bag of mealy Empire apples. They sat for a week and no one really ate them. So our fruit drawer in the fridge was getting full. With the bad Empires and older apples as well. So what better time for APPLE SAUCE!!!

Cut into cubes/bite size pieces. This is rugged, no need for perfection. Peel some of them, leave the skin on the others. This will use about 12 apples for a nice big batch that will last for about a week. But use how every many "going-bad" apples are in your kitchen.

Add them to the pot with 1 cup Apple Cider, 1 cup water and cinnamon to your liking. (Only use however much juice/liquid you want for the number of apples you are using) BUT-- Be careful how much liquid you use because the apples will get juicy in the pot when they are cooking. And, then you will end up having to drain the sauce. Messy.

Here is my final product. It doesn't look too appetizing and I tried to get an appealing picture, but for some reason out of all the ones I took, this was the best one. Hopefully you are not turned off because this is a great way to get rid of bruised and neglected apples. (sob, sob) Soooo, take it from me, anything to help clean the kitchen, will taste good. ;)

And, just because the mood was right, hot apple cider to go with my apple sauce.
(Lots of appley-goodness right there!) Totally fall inspired.

Food share or Garden: Your Thoughts?

I have never really been a part of a food share. But I do help neighbors and relatives when they get more than they think they can eat. (He he!) What's your food share like? What do you love most about it? Favorite dishes to make from the items you get? Or do you use your own garden?

I especially love Swiss chard. I grow it in my garden on the side of the house and am more than happy to receive it from friends. It is the best side dish to any dinner, I believe.

I will have some pictures and recipes up of this wonderful garden/food share ingredient starting this week. What's yours?

Fall food--Yum!

"All four seasons in one day"....

Look here for ideas with fun, fresh fall food. (Say that 10 times fast!) Bring your ideas to the table when you comment! And lastly....Love the season you're in :)