Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I'm singing to myself in the kitchen...fying garlic & onions & cayennes, parboiling potatoes, pureeing spinach & tomato, defrosting eggplant, chopping carrots.....EVERYTHING from the farm!! I'm working at a north Indian feast for dinner tonight: baingan bharta (eggplant mash), sookha gaajar (fried carrots with lots of cumin seed), palak aloo paneer (spinach & potato - with a bit of paneer left from a previous Bailey's order, and probably a good heap of goat's yoghurt stirred in because I love it so much). On the side, chili pickle that Taa made with a variety of hot peppers from the farm. And maybe some of Karin's chutney too!

Cooking up so many different vegetables in February is making me rather blissfully happy - there is nothing in this that feels like sacrifice for eating locally. Nothing at all.

Here's a few pics of some of the dinner veg in their raw form, to inspire you for your own summer garden planning: