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This Week’s Harvest, 10/6

October 6, 2010

frisée, potimarron, spinach, tomatoes, eggs, apples

I got the World’s Largest Head of Frisée in my bag today.  I also had something happen to me that I thought only happened on tv: while I was walking home, the bottom of my bag of vegetables split and out tumbled my potimarron, my tomatoes, and my apples, all over the sidewalk.  And it was raining.  I mean, classic, right?

Anyway, due to the rain, and the cancellation of a wine bar date I had, I will be turning that potimarron into a delicious risotto.  I think I’ll sautée some of that frisée and stir that in as well – the bitterness will offset the sweet winter squash nicely, I think.

Later in the week, if we have a non-rainy day, I’ll make one of my favorite salads: frisée with apples, blue cheese, and a poached egg.  I noticed that scallops are on sale at the fishmonger across the street, so I might pick up some of those and add them to the salad as well.

For some reason, I’ve got it into my head that spinach would make an excellent addition to macaroni and cheese.

As for the tomatoes, those that survived the fall will be preserved to the best of my ability in an Indian-style chutney.  (There is a distinct possibility that I will put dried cranberries in it instead of the more traditional but less-loved-by-me raisins.)

Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.

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6 Comments
  1. louloufrance permalink
    October 6, 2010 7:59 pm

    That is an enormous head of frisée!
    You poor thing…bag broken, and in the rain!

  2. October 13, 2010 4:11 pm

    And I have now learned that frisée is delicious when cooked! (Not quite kale, but close enough.)

    Fortunately, I was only about a block from home when it happened. 🙂

  3. Monica permalink
    October 18, 2010 7:11 pm

    Spinach is a fantastic addition to Mac & cheese!!’

  4. October 20, 2010 6:30 pm

    Monica – I’ll have to try it this week… it never ended up happening before. But thanks for the encoragement!

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