let’s pretendPosted: November 17, 2007
Let’s pretend this is a food blog, not a ttc blog. ‘K?
The glut of summer produce is over. At least for me. Because it is fall and because my CSA ended weeks and weeks ago in Spetember. I really am not sure why it ended so early – it’s gone well into October previous years. I’m also not so sure what I think about staying with the farm next year. There were several people who’d worked there for a couple seasons who “left” last spring and I’ve heard varying reports as to why. From the rather innocuous “new management” explanation, to the rather troubling (or at least head-scratch inducing) allegations of stealing directed at the folks who “left” (the leaving, which could and has been described as firing, happened over a scattered amount of time). So I am torn. I don’t want to take part in something where the folks who work there are treated less than well, but I do have a tie to this farm now, to the land itself and the view from the barn looking north past the house towards the woods.
I’ve broken into my stash of frozen goods and, really, frozen broccoli? Not as good a fresh, even when you’ve frozen it yourself. I don’t know why this came as a surprise.
Recipes For Trouble has a good post up about making meals – for yourself, for other folks. In your home, what do you do about meals? Sit down at the table? Stand up at the sink? (Of course you do this in the summer with peaches, leaning over to keep the drips off your shirt, there’s no other option – oh, summer….. I miss you already.) Who do you cook for and does it “mean” something when you do? Who cooks for you? I tend to eat sitting down, at the table, more out of habit than anything. I do make meals for myself; I love to cook. But I’d rather you show up around dinnertime and help me eat. Except sometimes it is nice to read the comics with dinner if I missed them at breakfast.
Also, the Flavor of the Week? Browned butter on popcorn. You’ll love it. Almost as much as I love you.