Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bryson Farms delivery for 08-30-2008

Week one of our organic veggie delivery from Bryson's Farms was a great experience. We used pretty much everything in the week creating new and exciting recipes like a summer squash with chorizo pasta salad, baby fennel and microgreen salad, garlic roasted fingerling potatoes, 7 alarm heirloom tomato salsa, and many other dishes that I cannot possibly name.

This week we've received roughly the same proportion of vegetables, and another bounty of heirloom tomatoes. Additions this week are the bunch of large basil leaves, fresh sage, a different type of potato (baby red?), white radish and another kind of microgreen. Missing is that mysterious russian sage which we never figured out a food application for, and the fingerlings (which were incredible). Another 4 ears of tasty corn are a treat.

We've only got one idea so far, squash ravioli with butter-sage sauce. We'll probably get creative with the plentiful tomatoes. Obvious choice will be a soup, and probably a tomato sauce. I saw simple serving on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations that proved raw radish are delicious served with butter. Unfortunately, we didn't get any radishes! oh well, maybe next week.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bryson Farms - Organic Veggie Delivery

We have just started receiving weekly deliveries of vegetables and herbs from Bryson Farms located north of Shawville, Quebec, just an hour from Ottawa. We did not know what to expect, and it certainly felt like Christmas morning while we anticipated what Santa would leave us. It is very inspiring to receive a bunch of unexpected veggies as you are at the mercy of the crop which is a great challenge even for the most aspiring home chef's.

Upon opening the cooler, this is what we were greeted to...

After sorting through the veggie package we discovered the following vegetables...

  • Various heirloom tomatoes (tons! they dominated the delivery)
  • Summer Squash
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Baby Fennel
  • Mangels (a type of beet)
  • Sweet Corn
  • Microgreens
  • Greens
I'm probably going to spend a lot of time visiting this tomato page in order to identify the various tomatoes that we'll get each week this season. The red zebra tomato is very unique and gorgeous.

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