This Week’s Harvest, 11/25
Since I essentially hoarded last week’s haul (I just roasted the potimarron, and it will become pie very shortly) I didn’t have much of interest to report. The kiwis – about a dozen of them – made a delicious breakfast on the train down to Torino, scooped from their fuzzy skins with tiny plastic spoons.
Anyhow, this week I’ve got a lot to work with. The cabbage will be braised, probably with some smoky Alsatian sausages to make a quick choucroute-like dish, one of my winter staple meals. I’ll probably throw the turnips in there, too. I’m thinking the (sandy, but tasty – I munched one as a snack while taking photos this afternoon) carrots could become a quick Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvre. If only I had some ranch dressing handy. Maybe bleu cheese? Speaking of, I think the apples will be wonderful sliced with crumbles of gorgonzola picante… or smears of gorgonzola dolce. Now there’s a Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvre idea.
The mâche I’m eating tonight, alongside a sausage and fontina pizza (guess what I bought in Italy?), and the other lettuce will provide welcome salad respite from the rest of the week’s heavy eating.
Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.