Sunday, September 15, 2013

High Time for Pie

It was spring and my rhubarb, which is now a distant memory, was still growing like gang busters and a flyer came in the mail from my church about a pie potluck.  What type of pie to make? I wondered to myself.  I then, remember a great jam a friend of mine made years ago, rhubarb blueberry.  So off to the store to buy Pillsbury refrigerator pie crust (the rolling pin and I do not get along well) and frozen blueberries.  Once, I arrived back home I picked some rhubarb and was off to mixing and baking.  I snagged the recipe off the internet and if you are eager to reproduce my endeavors you can find one there too.

I chopped the rhubarb into small bits, added blueberries, sugar, and tapioca and let it sit for awhile.  I lined a pie pan with the Pillsbury crust and then added the mixture add the top crust and let my imagination and knife skills run wild.  I then popped the whole thing in the oven and awhile latter out came a pie.
I must admit that the pie never it to the church pie potluck,   I feed it to my family at family brunch.  They all proclaimed it good.  However I thought it needed a little something and that something was the orange zest I forgot.  Oh well, it was still good.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Here We Go Again, CSA Year Two

    It was the third week of July and I finally mustered my energy and ordered my CSA subscription.  It only took a couple of trips to the insanely  busy local farmers market to convince me, sometimes I just hate crowns and of course deciding what to buy.  By joining the CSA I ovoid both and still get yummy fresh vegetables.  I'm using Arlington Garden Treasures again this year and encourage everyone to check them out.  I will again try and blog about what comes in my bi-weekly box, wish me luck.

CSA Week One:

Let the mystery begin..
Drum roll please....

My first box had swiss chard, raspberries, tomatoes, beats, cauliflower, onions, garlic, zucchini and the only thing I didn't recognize....
What is it?

I wasn't feeling to adventurous so I sauteed down the swiss chard with bacon, sausage, onions and garlic, grilled the zucchini, ate the tomatoes in salad and sliced, steamed the cauliflower, the beets are waiting to roasted and the raspberries, well that is a story for another day.  So what was the unidentified green stuff?  It was purslane aka pig weed, that's right a weed.  I guess you eat it like lettuce but since I'm very picky about my lettuce, it is moldered in the fridge.  Oh well, you can't win them all.

TTFN everyone!