May 1st is The Day of the Worker all over Italy. In Rome, it’s also The Day of the Fava Bean. Okay, I made that last sentence up. But May 1st is the official start date of Fava Bean season which goes until June, and Romans traditionally include Fava beans as part of their picnic [...]
Eggplant in the farm box. So gross. How is it that a vegetable that is so easy on the eyes is so yucky on the tongue? Luckily I was able to pawn the eggplant off on some poor sap who actually thinks her, “husband makes the best stuffed eggplant on the planet.” But I can’t [...]
For the third week in a row, I’ve gotten fresh strawberries in my farm box. And, for the third week in a row, my husband doesn’t know this. Why? Because I’ve eaten all of them before he’s gotten home (and composted the evidence). When it comes to snacks, I have no scruples. I mean really. [...]
Fact: beets are evil. Look how (extra) bad Pannonica looks with her beet root mustache. And for the record: yellow beets taste like dirt. This week’s farm box includes 2 bunches of curly kale, 3 (bleech) yellow beets with greens attached, 19 strawberries, 2 cups of sugar snap peas, 3 Minneola tangerines, and 2 grapefruits.
Or Sir Francis Bacon for that matter. This week’s farm box haul includes 3 Bacon avocados, 5 Gold Nugget tangerines, 2 Navel oranges, 1 bulb of fennel, 1 bunch of swiss chard, 4 broccoli trees, 1 bunch of spinach and 39 Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes.
This week’s farm box includes 1 Pinkerton avocado, 2 cups of Strawberries, 1 bunch of asparagus spears, 1 bunch of collard greens, 4 Burgundy spring onions, 1 bunch of Dino kale, 5 carrots, 1 bunch of Romaine lettuce, and 3 Navel oranges. I’d never thought about what red onions look like when they are green [...]
It was bound to happen. Today’s farm box was filled with beets and potatoes, two of the only three vegetables I think are gross. It’s really too bad that I hate beets, because they (like my third hated vegetable, eggplant) are so pretty. You’d think that something that nice looking would taste good. But no. [...]