Archive for the 'Veggielution' Category

More photos about peacocks and choi sum

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Veggielution’s workdays are on Saturdays now, and I’ve not been able to make it to the farm every week. Today was the last dry day before epic rain, and I decided to make pasta. Zan, one of our Americorps staff, helped me roll it out. and I made a sauce for it out of, you […]

Choi sum

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

I wake up on farm workday mornings and lie in bed thinking of what to cook for lunch. I have particular limitations about what I consider a meal, and, soups aside, I usually feel compelled to incorporate starch or protein with the veggies. I made (whole wheat, perhaps not entirely authentic) steamed buns filled with […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I was short on inspiration this morning, but I finally settled on stuffed chard to cook at the farm workday. I led a group of San José State students out into the field to pick chard; they were struck by the fact that we were picking weeds to eat for lunch, and a bit taken […]


Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Wild chard grows all over Prusch park, and Amie asked me to cook some today. Did you know that chard and beet are the same species? Hence the Italian name for chard in the title. It’s also the same species as the mangelwurzel (which, to be honest, is really a large beet, anyway) and is […]

Pumpkin Gnocchi, untasted

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

I wake up on Sunday mornings wondering what I’m going to cook at the farm workday. Today I wanted to use pumpkin, and after contemplating the lack of an oven, decided on pumpkin gnocchi. I brought flour, butter and an egg, plus bought a cheap saute pan on the way to the farm. Angela was […]

Día de los muertos

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Despite the extra hour vouchsafed unto me by the federal government, I dragged my sorry self to the farm an hour late this morning. I stopped at Mi Pueblo at the corner to pick up queso fresco, salsa, pan de muertos y masa harina and we made veggie fajitas (“no meat-ahs”) with fresh tortillas. Corn […]

Eco Farm

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I just registered for the 30th annual Ecological Farming Association Conference, which will be Wednesday, January 20 – Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. I attended EcoFarm in 2008, when I had decided that I wanted to get involved in local, sustainable food systems, but didn’t know how to connect […]

You’ll have to trust me on this one

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

At today’s workday, I separated heads of garlic into cloves, planted same, cooked a dish of cauliflower, broccoli, broken spaghetti and black beans, ate same, along with Todd’s bread, cheese, chicken, carrots, rice, ice cream and brownies. But I didn’t manage to take any photographs The east plot has been cleared away, there are baby […]

A peck of pickled pears

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Well, really it’s a passel of poached pears, since I can’t think of a word for “80” that starts with P. I spent a couple hours in the kitchen at Eulipia yesterday afternoon, peeling and poaching the pears that have been sitting in the walk-in cooler since we picked them back in, what? August? And, […]


Sunday, October 4th, 2009

I gathered fennel seeds along Los Gatos Creek Trail this morning. I’m going to use the seeds to flavor the biscotti I’m serving for dessert at The Bounty of Heart’s Delight. I’ll be doing the test baking for that and the crackers tomorrow, I think. Then it was off to the farm, where I arrived […]

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