|2" of rain- Frozen|
Not a whole lot of picture worthy work got done this week. For one thing, it was stupid cold with lows in the low 20s and highs in the 30s a few days. I have heard half a dozen anecdotes about how November normally isn't this cold. Perhaps it is setting up to be a harsh winter? I did manage to harvest and deliver a bit of food but production has slowed way down.
|Frozen soil around some carrots|
The format of the blog will be a bit looser these next few months. Each post will be more focused on one topic, whatever I happen to be immersed in at the time. I will be building a Green House soon so that will surely get an entry. You can also look forward to regular recipe posts from the EatWell DC Chefs. To kick that off I'm sharing a recipe that I made for Thanksgiving. I heard about it on NPR's All Things Considered. Here is the Story. And here is the recipe which was a hit on my Thanksgiving Table.
Carrot Mash with Orange and MintIngredients
2 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher salt1 oz.
(2 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
2 Tbs. heavy cream
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest; more as needed
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste
|Tomato and Eggplant in November!|