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Simple food, No schmutz

Postby fennel » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:42 pm

On the theme of food that's almost too good to eat and too easy too cook:

Tonight: steamed snap peas, picked this afternoon. Adolescent chard, cut down in the prime of life. Grilled mushrooms, marinated in olive oil and a little tamari. Some very good bread, toasted.

That's it.

(Oh, and that scandalous little Rhône that found its way into our glasses, too, I suppose ...)

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:43 am

Raspberries straight off the bushes. Strawberries straight off the plants. Juneberries eaten while standing under the tree.

None of the good stuff even makes it inside my house.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:46 am

[For some reason our Juneberries aren't so great this year. Too much rain?]

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:18 am

snoqueen wrote:Juneberries eaten while standing under the tree.

Mulberries too.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Madsci » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:50 pm

I hate it when schmutz gets in my food. The texture is all wrong.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Madsci wrote:I hate it when schmutz gets in my food. The texture is all wrong.


My parents used to say a little schmutz is good for ya.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:35 pm

fennel wrote:[For some reason our Juneberries aren't so great this year. Too much rain?]


Ours haven't been so good this year either. A lot of the berries are misshapen or have lesions, and some of them are only ripening on one side.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:36 pm

Oh, and I ate the first turnip from our garden for lunch today.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:20 pm

Michael Patrick wrote:
fennel wrote:[For some reason our Juneberries aren't so great this year. Too much rain?]


Ours haven't been so good this year either. A lot of the berries are misshapen or have lesions, and some of them are only ripening on one side.


Over here, it's easily the best crop in the ten years I've lived with this little tree, and the berries are perfect and juicy. How mysterious.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:41 pm

snoqueen wrote:
Michael Patrick wrote:
fennel wrote:[For some reason our Juneberries aren't so great this year. Too much rain?]
Ours haven't been so good this year either. A lot of the berries are misshapen or have lesions, and some of them are only ripening on one side.
Over here, it's easily the best crop in the ten years I've lived with this little tree, and the berries are perfect and juicy. How mysterious.
Ours look beautiful — full berries, with a nice deep color. But the flavor is wan and they are a bit fibrous.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby Wino » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:23 pm

Deborah Madison's Braised FENNEL with tomato and saffron. Simple, maybe a little schmutz. We've gotten some very lovely fennel in our CSA share the last few weeks.

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Re: Simple food, No schmutz

Postby fennel » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:44 pm

Wino wrote:Deborah Madison's Braised FENNEL with tomato and saffron. Simple, maybe a little schmutz. We've gotten some very lovely fennel in our CSA share the last few weeks.
That sounds lovely. I'm a fan of both the vegetable and the seed. The latter is always a great final addition to pizza, frittatas, etc, before it goes in the oven.


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