Taste the Rainbow

Confession: I used to shun the chard. Bulky and mysterious (like its fridge-hog friend, collard greens), chard made it home with me only when the swap box overflowed at the end of pickup day. Not anymore. Thumbing through Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty last winter, when the Swiss chard was a weekly sharebox occupant, I ran across…

Whoopie. More Carrots.

Another giant bag of giant carrots this week? No big whoop. Make little whoopie pies. Little carrot-cake whoopie pies. Carrot-Cake Whoopie Pies Adapted from a recipe for Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies I ripped out of Gourmet about 10 years ago. I prefer a zippier, “cakier” cookie than the original recipe yields, so I up the flour a…

More Carrots, Fewer Sticks

We haven’t been stockpiling on purpose, but Sunday morning I noticed our crisper’d somehow accumulated three pretty big bags of carrots. And LFFC’s weekly newsletter predicted another bunch would arrive on Tuesday. Yikes. For sure, we could stand to bump up our share of raw carrots consumed, so I peeled and sliced the biggest roots into snackable…

Miracle Cure for Root Fatigue

Carrots. Parsnips. Beets. Rutabagas. Celeriac. Kohlrabi. Radishes. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda. Our LFFC farmers’ high tunnels and hoop houses have gifted us each week with a small bunch of kale or spinach or cress or rocket (and last week, green beans!), but easily two-thirds of each sharebox has been roots—and as much as I love ’em, here, at the…

Down the Rabbit Hole: Carrot-Cake Pancakes

A crisperful of carrots recently sent me looking for this post from last March, but I guess I must’ve inadvertently deleted the original somehow when I was doing some blogkeeping. This was one of my favorite finds of 2014, though, so there was no way I was going to let it just float off into the ether. …

Miso en Place

My meals are often made out of sequence. Well, partially made, anyway. On the days I work the closing shift, if I want to boost my odds of eating a better dinner than carry-out slices or a bowl of cereal or a scrambled egg or two (and believe me, that happens often enough), I have to…

Butterfly effect: Pickled carrots

Today, I swapped a ginormous eggplant (I’m sure it wasn’t, but it seemed as big as my head) for an extra bunch of gorgeous carrots, precisely so I could pickle them once I got home. I knew I had a couple robust dill plants that had volunteered their way from my balcony last year into…

Squashapalooza Day III: Curried squash and carrot soup

Squash remaining:  6. Days remaining:  5. One of our Pennsauken picker-uppers mentioned Monday that her go-to zucchini user-upper was a curried zuke soup. Mmmm. And Hmmm. So this morning, after Greg the Plumber restored my kitchen to working order, I started chopping and sautéing. In about 45 minutes, I had a tasty jarred lunch for…