Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pumpkin Soup, Fresh Green Salad, Grapeleaves, and (still) Roses on November 23, 2009

The late fall bounty from the London Ferrell Community Garden (tender fresh lettuces) and the Campsie garden (fennel, chives, mint, parsley, and toasted butternut squash seeds) led us into Thanksgiving week with proper gratitude.

We also had a luscious platter of Middle Eastern goodness from Sahara.

Late fall roses and double-blooming Korean lilacs formed the centerpiece.

We enjoyed a cornbread casserole with Stone Cross Farm bacon and Blue Grass Parmesan, and an upside down caramel apple cornmeal cake that did not do justice to the wonderful Reed Valley Orchard apples involved.
Israeli saffron couscous (veggie) cast a lovely yellow light.
Spicy candied pecans inspired a left-behind love note from a young member of the group, who said, "The candied spicy pecans were so good. I would eat them every day if I had a box of them."

Late arrivals were welcomed - both the people and the foods, which included a lovely pasta dish and a Black Bottom Banana pie from local favorite Missy's Pies.

It was the pumpkin and sage soup (vegan) from Winston Avenue that went first.

Monday, November 23, 2009

November 17, still with Campsie roses!

Warm fall days, even with some light frosts, have not stopped the production in the Campsie garden or our great nearby big sister garden space, the London Ferrell Community Garden.

With four beautiful, large, fragrant Abraham Darby roses on the table, we enjoyed the benefits of a group small enough to sit in one large oval and have deeper than usual conversations. We enjoyed these fine foods:
  • Beets with radishes pomegranate seeds, & celery, lemon/curry dressing
  • SPICY yellow curry with vegetables and tofu (and rice)
  • Local tomatoes, grits eggs, sage; exotic olive oil, black pepper, salt
  • Acorn squash (Lex), black lentils, tomatoes, goat cheese, parsley & home-grown herbs
  • Homemade cottage cheese: pasteurized Kentucky milk, salt, nothing else
  • Apple challah bread pudding with dulce de leche Bourbon sauce; Great Harvest Challah, Reed Valley Orchard apples, Kentucky dulce, Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Reed Valley Orchard mixed apples: Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Brushy Mountain, York, ???
  • Kentucky black skillet buttermilk hot water cornbread; Weisenberger White Unbolted cornmeal not sweet, no gluten, vegetarian
  • New England Indian Pudding - vegetarian, sweet, no gluten; eat with cider-lemon sauce if you like
  • Cider Lemon Sauce (Reed Valley cider, Meyer lemons from a friend's sister's backyard in N'awlins)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 9, 2009

Homemade, warm, delicious, especially all together:
  • Brunswick Stew: Chicken, Lima Beans, Corn, Onions, Galic, Peppers, Flour, Broth
  • KY Greens a la Kroger
  • Dahl (not spicy)
  • Pumpkin Ravioli & Sauce from Oliva Bella - Goat Cheese from Sappoo d'Italia
  • Music (garlic) To Our Ears (corn) Vegetarian
  • Honey Butter Cornbread, vegetarian, no gluten, contains dairy
  • KY Black Skillet Cornbread, vegetarian tonight, not sweet, no gluten, contains dairy
  • Dulce de Leche homemade, milk, sugar (organic)
  • Walnut Turtle Bars (very crumbly!)
  • Homemade CARAMEL SAUCE for Brownie Sundaes!

November 2, 2009

A beautiful meal! Here is how the providers described their dishes:
  • Potato Soup with Sausage + Kale (contains beef, turkey, and pork)
  • Rice Pilaf with Almonds, Peas, Raisins, Butter, Cinnamon, Cardamom
  • White Beans with Fresh Sage and Garlic and Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Veg. Potato Soup w/Milk & Butter
  • Brussels Sprout, Cherries, Balsamic Vinegar, s/p/canola oil, bacon w/o preservatives, etc.
  • Apple Relish
  • Kentucky Pear Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • New England Anadama Bread (cornmeal, flour, molasses) - vegetarian
  • KY Black Skillet/Bacon Fat/Hot Water Cornbread - no flour/gluten
  • Honey-Butter Cornbread - Vegetarian - (no flour/gluten)
  • Homemade Butter - Local Milk, not pasteurized, not for pregnant people or those w/immune issues