Its been a while since I've spent time here, but loyal readers will be pleased to know that thoughts are once more swirling in my head...
Its been a crazy couple of weeks, and I'm just now beginning to feel landed again, after a whirlwind week of hosting an all-out romance novel themed Bridalette party (the bunting! the tea! the cookies!), writing a wedding ceremony, officiating at said ceremony, and crafting decorations and event-managing the potluck reception. So much joy. So much love. I'll post about it all in the not-too-very-distant future.
In the meanwhile, the late-season shares keep rolling in from the CSA, and I keep cooking soups, vegetable sautés, and freezing as much as I can manage to blanch. This week we got carrots, getting sweeter with the falling temperatures. a cauliflower twice the size of my head, braising greens, zucchini, turnips, portugese kale, onions, parsley and the first potatoes of the season.
I've dug maybe a third of my potatoes already, and eaten them in borschts. Today for dinner we had boiled potatoes (quicker than baking and just as tender!) with butter – a little-, brie – a lot -, and salt and pepper. And the portugese kale, also sweet with the coming frosts, in balsamic. The brie demanded a bit of red wine to go with it, and then there was Silver Gulch root beer for dessert.
Brie and potatoes. Brie baked potatoes? Potato gratin with brie? I say yes. The combination is divine. And when you have an abundance of brie, left over from festivities, that demands to be eaten... well, one must eat it!