From Farm to Fridge to Table
A weekend trip to my local organic farm brought me deep green bunches of spinach, chard, sorrel, cilantro, lettuce and collards. And jewel tones of golden sweet potatoes, red peppers, pink apples, amethyst onions and Florida strawberries. A carton of farm fresh eggs and my basket runneth over!
I spent about two hours prepping vegetables - it was like a moving meditation - and ended up with food for the week, all neatly packed into plastic bags, ready to go. For dinner Saturday, we had shrimp fried brown jasmine rice, full of fresh veggies, with homemade chicken soup. Sunday, it was chard & onion quiche, a mixed greens salad with honey vinaigrette dressing and warm corn muffins. Tonight, chicken & veggie soft tacos.
I love knowing my planning & prep work is done for the rest of the week. Spicy white bean & sweet potato stew with collards; turkey & spinach lasagna; baked apples filled with honey & raisins... if nothing else goes right, at least I know we'll be well fed. And every last leaf of that glorious, farm fresh produce will be consumed.
What's on your table this week?
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