Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunday = Cooking day

Sunday was a cooking day. We started off at Curtis Apple Orchard and got a lot of apples and apple cider, for making applesauce and apple cider vinegar, among other things. I was hoping that Curtis might sell apple cider vinegar, but that was wishful thinking. Part of the goal of this local eating experiment is to establish connections with local farmers and processors of food--we don't want to spend all our free time churning butter, milling grain, making yogurt, making cheese, etc. But as far as we know, no one is making apple cider vinegar locally...yet.

We headed to our friends place to do the cooking. This way, we could all split up and share what we cooked, so we got more variety. And it was more fun. All together, we made:

Corn and flour tortillas

Tortilla chips and Corn salsa

Tomato sauce with basil and oregano (hopefully it will last a while)

Corn chowder

Cornmeal vegetable pancakes

Potato leek soup
Applesauce (two varieties: Jonathan and Gala)
7 loaves of bread
Fruit salad

Tonight I made this recipe: Cider glazed squash with greens.

Speaking of squash, look at all the different varieties there are--150 in all. A few weeks ago, I only knew the usuals: pumpkin, butternut, acorn, spaghetti, yellow summer squash, zucchini.

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