More fall vegetables this week, including spaghetti squash and leeks. Spaghetti squash lives up to its name with both the look and texture of pasta, still tastes a bit like squash but milder than butternut or acorn, and it is delicious served with marinara sauce! Most squash recipes have you cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds before baking, however they are hard and can be a pain to cut through without a large knife or chain saw...I just put them in the oven whole and cut and scoop out the seeds after they are are baked, which is a lot easier.
The leeks are the things that look like giant green onions. They have a wonderful flavor and make great soups, the following recipe actually has you caramelize some of the leeks in the oven to use in the soup, they are delicious! http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/roasted-leek-and-potato-soup.html
I also wanted to pass along a most excellent zucchini dessert recipe that Melissa, one of our shareholders sent me. http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/zucchini-brownies.html I made them on Monday evening and they were all gone by this morning!
The chicken's pasture this past week was the old sweet corn planting, the corn takes a large amount of nitrogen from the soil so I figured moving the chickens in would allow them to clean up any left over ears and add back some serious nutrients
This week's shares include:
- Spaghetti squash
- Green beans
- Swiss chard
- Jalapeno Peppers