Tuesday, October 24, 2006

last day

On the farm. I'm so sad, the farm season is over for the year. No more peaceful pick-your-own afternoons in the field. No more lovely, lovely produce. But I know it will be there again next year because I have already sent in my deposit!

Today's haul included a pie pumpkin, butternut squash, red cabbage, 2 quarts of potatoes, spinach!!!!, a rutabaga (I've never made one, I hope they're tasty), red peppers, kale (yummmm), and brussel sprouts. Three more weeks and the fencing around the farm will come down so that the deer may browse and enjoy the leavings in the field. It's always nice to drive by and see them; I'm much happier to see them there than in my yard.


Milehimama said...

Rutabagas are good - sometimes you get a bitter one, but don't let it scare you off.
I cut it up and roast it with sweet potatoes and/or turnips instead of potatoes and carrots with a chicken or roast.
They take a lot longer to cook than potatoes, so cut them a lot smaller than the other veggies.

mira said...

Thanks for the tip. We'll be trying it later this week, I'll let you know what the results are.