Monday, December 5, 2016

Fall gives way to winter


December 3, Saturday night dinner, 9:00 pm

This soup was an adaptation of Deborah Madison's version from Vegetable Literacy, with Coconut Milk, Miso, and Lime -- minus the miso and made into a meal with quinoa and chickpeas.  We had some aging chinese cabbage heads in the crisper drawer, left over from our last CSA haul of the season, so I threw those in to use them up. As a rule, it's always good to include some leaves in your soup. The brussels sprouts, also remaining from the pre-Thanksgiving grocery haul carried out by my enthusiastic husband, became a crispy and delicious appetizer.  The pumpkin ale -- hanging out in our fridge since our wedding in early October -- finally found its calling as the perfect compliment to the sweet and savory notes in the soup.  

Butternut squash soup with quinoa, chickpeas, and chinese cabbage

Dark roasted butternut squash seeds

Roasted brussels sprouts with maple soy glaze

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Late Saturday Morning


December 3, Saturday morning brunch, 12:09 pm

(Chris was in the kitchen today)

Sweet potato hash with rosemary and caramelized onions

Skillet fried eggs

A late season Italian heirloom tomato from our garden 

Fresh squeezed orange juice

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Breakfast after the honeymoon


October 21, Friday morning breakfast, 9:50 am

Homemade biscuits (previously frozen, from Before the Wedding)

Scrambled eggs with garden Bull Nose Bell peppers and farmer's market cheddar

Dad's homemade strawberry jam

Freshly ground coffee in the Chemex

Orange juice, from our thoughtful and generous neighbor

Zinnias from the backyard