This Week’s Harvest, 11/3
Here is what I love about getting a CSA: today, I got a winter squash I’ve never had before. It’s called “sucrine du Berry,” and the accompanying literature says that it has tender, highly perfumed flesh. It sounds delicious, and I have yet to meet a winter squash I don’t like, so I’m excited because I never would have known about this one otherwise. (My internet research for an English name has so far proved inconclusive, though it may be a small calabaza.) The people behind the CSA usually give us a hint as to what to expect in the next week’s bag, but this week they were off – they had predicted butternut squash. I’m hoping this one will substitute in the Japanese fusion risotto I have planned. See, I’m going to make some dashi and use that as the broth for the risotto, sub sake for the wine, and top it with miso-roasted squash. (I’d use some maple syrup on the squash if I weren’t running dangerously low.) (Thanks for the idea, Hannah!)
That celeriac is small, but highly perfumed itself. I think it may finally be time to try my hand at the classic celeri rémoulade.
Onions go in everything. True story. And lettuce goes next to everything.
I kind of just want to eat these pears with some strong blue cheese. Although now that I think about it, I could do one of those hearty fruit-and-cheese-and-nut-and-poached-egg salads that I love so dearly.
Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.