Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

On a delightful just warm-enough night, after storms and rain, people sat on the front porch in droves, and kids played in the street and around the house, running, running.

The food was so fall-like, rich and savory and still lightened by many fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Apple cabbage slaw with Asian dressing
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil. Oil from Oliva Bella. Various salt, pepper, vinegar.
  • Chili w/beef
  • Baba Ghanoush—London Ferrell Eggplant
  • Beet Salad
  • Pretzel Bites. Herb Greek Yogurt Dip
  • Smashed potatoes w/basil pesto
  • Honey Cornmeal Rounds
  • Fall veggie bake: Spaghetti squash, roast tomatoes, onions, garlic, sweet peppers. Vegetarian.

One food ID slip, discovered outside, along with some stuffed animals and other evidence of children at play, reads:


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summer 2011

It's hard to say what happened to the summer of 2011, or at least to the detailed records of each Cornbread Supper. One thing that happened was that your note taker became preoccupied with a forthcoming book.

Then there was a certain vacation. Cornbread Supper took place without a note taker by the wonderful graces of Cornbread Angels. People ate in a graveyard, romped on a goat farm, returned to the graveyard, injured no pictures. No food lists.

So now we do what we do in these situations. What we do now is make one giant post with one giant list and good pictures. It's all Cornbread Suppers, and it's all good.

We can say for sure that these foods were at the September 19 Supper:

  • Polenta: Tomato, basil, cheese, eggs, etc.
  • Jalapeño Cornbread: Local flour, jalapeños
  • Local roasted beets, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, Oliva Bella Oil
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa w/Roasted Chiles (mild)
  • Pastry with Pepper Jack Cheese (and apple slices)
  • Beets, fennel, and apple, and pomegranate w/curry ginger dressing
  • Potato Soup
  • Seafood Paella
  • Porky Bits Savory Cornbread, no gluten
  • Hot (Adobo chiles) Porky Bits Savory Cornbread, no gluten
  • Sweet Honey Buttermilk Muffins; vegetarian, contains gluten
  • Chocolate Almond Tapioca Pudding; gluten free, contains eggs, dairy, cocoa

And that these were on the table sometime earlier in the summer:

  • Summer pasta, basil, tomatoes, olive oil, feta
  • Local corn
  • Watermelon and tomato, feta, balsamic, mint, dill and basil
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, Oliva Bella oil, salt and pepper
  • Local corn-some spice, some lime, some cilantro
  • " Redneck Caviar": garden tomatoes, tomatilloes, cilantro, Iowa corn, Kroger beans
  • Tomato pie
  • (Northern) corn muffins with bacon, corn, onions; contain blauer and sugar
  • (Northern) vegetarian corn muffins; contain flour and sugar
  • Pulled pork with "medium" sauce and buns
  • Watermelon gazpacho
  • Veggie rice
  • Local okra curry
  • Veggies with Pesto (may have hot peppers)
  • Spaghetti with Pesto
  • Non vegetarian beans
  • Parmesan
  • Cabbage salad with spiced garbanzos
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, oil from Oliva Bella, various vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Fresh corn pudding, vegetarian, gluten free
  • Pickled Grapes
  • Unfettered tomatoes
  • Cornbread
  • Sugar cookies
  • Apple crumble, very local (neighborhood apple tree)  

September 5, 2011

The small Labor Day crowd brought a lot of intensity and excitement to this holiday edition of cornbread suppers.  They also brought amazing food and drink.  We captured some of it on the little white the description slips.

  • Roasted broccoli
  • Black beans and rice, vegetarian
  • Spicy potato mash, vegetarian, mild
  • Country style Campsie beans (not vegetarian)
  • Campsie beans vinaigrette (vegetarian)
  • Potato salad
  • Massaged table, mango, line, honey
  • White beans, carrots, celery, country ham, bay leaf, pepper, salt; has salt pork
  • Cornbread casserole: Weisenberger corn meal, Elmwood gift eggs, Kentucky buttermilk and cottage cheese, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, leavenings/salt, onions, chives, corn, tomatoes, green onions

August 15, 2011

  • Local tomatoes, beans, basil, Oliva Bella olive oil, assorted salt and pepper, vinegar
  • Sweet potatoes, Lima, cilantro, cumin, Cayenne, Chile, and sea salt, oil
  • Gorgonzola cheese, kalamata olives, pecans, garlic, olive oil
  • Red lentil curry (vegan)
  • Pasta salad: local garden veggies and black beans
  • Pork!  Cubano style
  • Israeli perl couscous, apples, corn, top with feta and or pine nuts
  • Challah (Jewish egg bread) wise and burger local flower
  • Hyper local beet greens sautéed in olive oil with sea salt and that's all
  • Fine Cooking Magazine's Perfect Buttermilk Cornbread: slightly sweet, contains flour and dairy.  Vegetarian/not vegan
  • Bacon grease/traditional Kentucky black skillet/hot water cornbread.  No gluten or sugar.  Not vegetarian, not vegan

August 29. 2011

  • Massaged kale with mango: lime, honey, pepper, oil, and maybe a tad bit too much sea salt
  • Frittata -Johnson Avenue eggs and veggies
  • Rice pudding lactose free
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, olive oil from Oliva Bella, various salt, pepper, balsamic
  • Campsie Yellow beans vinaigrette
  • Eden's Gate CSA squash in " happy pig" fat with Parmesan
  • Slightly sweet corn bread, gluten free, contains dairy and vegetarian
  • Zucchini tomato casserole

July 11, 2011

  • Pickled cucumbers
  • Lemon hummus :->
  • Local tomatoes, beans, basil, olive oil from Oliva Bella, exotic salt and assorted vinegars
  • Caprese salad
  • Quinoa (not vegan/veg chicken broth used)
  • Tabouli
  • Homemade kale/tomato pasta sauce
  • All cornbreads vegetarian tonight; small ones plain; large ones fresh chives and black pepper
  • Cornmeal cake with berries
  • Homemade vanilla ice cream
  • Homemade peanut butter cup ice cream

July 4, 2011

  • Hot & Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding, vegetarian, contains dairy & gluten
  • Mild & Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding, vegetarian, contains dairy & gluten
  • Local beets, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, mushrooms, sage, roasted in olive oil
  • Oliva Bella Lemon Pesto w/a bit of parmesan (on pasta)
  • Ice cream: spearmint from the garden, carob powder, vanilla, nutmeg, molasses, sugar, milk, cream
  • Homemade peanut butter cup ice cream

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recipe: Zucchini-Avocado Salsa

Tatsiana McGee brought a beautiful soft green-and-yellow dish to Cornbread Supper on Monday, September 12, 2011, and it caused a mild Cornbread Sensation. Tatsiana graciously shares the recipe here. She says:

I promised to share the recipe for Zucchini-Avocado Salsa. It's from the book "The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook" by Cathe Olson.

"This is a delicious alternative to regular salsa. It is great with chips or as a topping for burritos, tacos, or quesadillas.

2 small zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/4 olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Dash Tabasco sauce
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Steam zucchini and corn together for 2 or 3 minutes until colors are bright. Place in a bowl with remaining ingredients. (I usually let zucchini and corn cool down a bit before doing that - T.). Stir together and chill for at least one hour."