Bought a CSA this year for the first time. The veggies started coming in while Leah and I were in Ireland, so our friend Steven (who we're splitting it with) had to eat them by himself for a couple weeks. Here's the first one we got upon our return:
The CSA has given us many beets, and this is a series of salads I made with them:
Part of the deal with Promise Land CSAs is a few "u-pick" days. We missed the blueberry "u-pick," but made up for it by collecting about 55lbs. of tomatoes:
Leah dried some:
And she grew some of her own. These veggies came from our back patio garden:
Leah also perfected her favorite Thai dish this summer. Here we have lamb larb (laab?):
I made a New Year's resolution to get comfortable with pie crust. This ugly little thing was my attempt at peach pie. The kitchen was about 90°, the dough got too warm and I got very perturbed:
It may not look any prettier, but this tomato pie turned out much better:
With a side of sauteed yellow squash:
The grilling went better than the baking:
I did a butterflied turkey for July 4th:
Grilled with a chile rub and mesquite chips:
I used those wood chips for ribs, too, and was very pleased with
myself the results. I got a smoke ring!
Leah used the rib tips to make another thai dish, sour pork. It required four days of fermenting:
In August I paid a visit to Chicago and got Mexican food in Logan Square. Thanks to LNB and CMS for a fun time! Can't get chiles y zanahorias en escabeche in Buffalo.