If you ask people what their least favourite vegetable is, I’ll bet the top two answers are Brussels sprouts and spinach. This creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Spinach and Leeks just may win over a few haters. With zesty goat cheese and a crunchy Parmesan topping, who would be able to resist?
Many people don’t know what to do with an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan is my favourite way to cook them. I always look forward to getting one in my CSA share so I have an excuse to make this. Yesterday I picked up my last share for the season. Sarah had extra eggplants and said take as many as you like. So I took 5!
Is it stuffing? Or dressing? As kids we were told if it’s Sunday or a holiday it’s dressing, otherwise any other day it’s just stuffing. That was my parents’ rule. No matter what day you make this, Stuffing or Dressing is always a favourite with a turkey or chicken dinner.
I took this beautiful picture the other day as I turned into the driveway of Meadow Lynn Market Garden to pick up my second to last CSA share.
There is something about the fall colours around here! And this particular spot with a rickety wooden bridge with a creek running underneath just adds to the charm of the program. I chose to pick up my veggies from the farm just so I get to drive over the bridge and visit with Sarah who runs the program. She recently won the Norfolk Young Entrepreneur award and when you meet her you will know why.
Here is a link to their website in case you are interested in signing up for next year:
You can purchase a full share (weekly) or a half share (bi weekly) of local organic produce. You get 8-12 items each time and there are usually a few unique items to inspire you to expand your horizons. You can also purchase eggs and beef. We had a roast and some burgers recently and they were excellent.
I subscribe to Ricardo Magazine and I found this recipe for Cheddar Bacon Bread. This is a perfect recipe for someone who doesn’t make bread. There’s no kneading involved and it’s very forgiving. I was actually reminded of a recipe I came across a number of years ago. It was a bread recipe from the New York Times and was a “no knead” bread that became an overnight sensation! Needless to say, I did make it several times! This Cheddar Bacon Bread is very similar. And simple.