Eggs

Got started right away. Used half the dozen eggs for Keto Buns (recipe from Jimmy Moore’s new cookbook). So good. They came out well, probably because I actually remembered the powdered egg whites. Or maybe just because the eggs are super fresh.

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This week’sbox

The box had lots of red bell peppers, big fat jalapeƱos (good, I need to make some chipotles, weather permitting they can spend Saturday in the smoker), super ripe tomatoes, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, and onions. I think I’ll add the tomatoes into the batch of fermented salsa I already have. I was a little light on tomatoes the day made it and although it is wonderful, a few more tomatoes won’t hurt it.

One more

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Just used the tomatoes and a couple of the onions in a batch of lacto-fermented salsa. This is the first ferment I’ve used any kind of starter on (in this case whey). The recipe is Wellness Mama’s, I used ground chipotle instead of chilies though. Also didn’t have a lime, so I used the juice of an extra large Meyer lemon from my lemon tree. It’s really yummy already, can’t wait until it ferments a bit.

Finally!

Just signed up for the last delivery for the Spring share program at Wood Duck Farm and alternate weeks on the Summer share.You can now choose exactly which weeks you want your alternate week deliveries on, which is great for working around vacations. So glad to be back. They are delivering my new refrigerator today (long story, suffice it to say I’m just a slacker). Can’t wait for Thursday! Life is good.

Lettuce Soup!

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Those amazing heads of lettuce from the first box are now a pot of Lettuce Soup. Perfect for a cool evening. Not as Primal as it could have been. Because I used some Spanish style chorizo, adding a can of garbanzos seemed like a no brainer. Here’s the recipe.

Spanish Lettuce Soup

12 oz. package Spanish style chorizo
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 small can garbanzo beans
1 box chicken broth (I used one that had garlic in it)
2 heads leaf lettuce, chopped

Brown the sausage and onion in the coconut oil. Add the cumin, garbanzos, and chicken broth. Simmer for about half an hour. Add in the lettuce, cook about 15 minutes. I didn’t add any salt, thought the boxed broth was plenty salty. Do what you like.

Other box items that we’ve already used up are the snow peas (steamed with soy sauce and sesame oil, served with salmon), and the Brussels sprouts (also steamed with Irish butter and served with steak). And one batch of kale chips for the Super Bowl.

Farm Tour

Today we got to go visit the farm where our CSA shares are grown. It is awesome. Van drove a wagon around for people who did want to walk and we got to see the whole operation.

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This is a field of greens.

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Strawberry plants in the greenhouse.

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Micro greens just starting to sprout.

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The greenhouses.

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One of the ponds where the wood ducks come to breed (which gave the farm its name).

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The other pond.

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A planting of arugula (I love arugula).

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And the pigs. Van said they were a heritage breed.
Was very fun and educational. Very cool. Always good to see where your food comes from.