November 26, 2008

GOOP - Thanksgiving

Gwyneth Paltrow's newly launched is a terrific resource.

Planning on making a few things from her Thanksgiving newsletter tomorrow, including these caramelized brussels sprouts.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

These get deliciously sweet and crispy as they cook. I have converted many a sprout cynic with this great winter side dish.

TIME: 20 minutes

  • 2 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • a few generous pinches of coarse sea salt

  • a healthy drizzle of your best, best extra virgin olive oil (I covet the bottles I get from Armando Manni in Tuscany)

  • 1 lemon, halved

Steam the sprouts for 7 minutes or until just tender. Let them cool a bit and then cut each in half, lengthwise.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the Brussels sprouts in a single layer, cut-side down (in batches if necessary). Leave them for 4-5 minutes, allowing them to brown thoroughly and evenly – don’t give into the temptation to stir and toss them! Keep an eye on them though – the key is to have the flame high enough to brown them but low enough not to burn them. When they’ve browned, flip each one and let the other side get color, an additional three minutes or so. Remove to a serving platter, sprinkle with the salt, drizzle with your fine extra virgin olive oil and squeeze the lemon over, trying to get a bit of juice on each one. Delish.

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November 19, 2008


Temperatures here have been about freezing at night.

Harvest: 16 ox heart carrots, 1 delicata winter squash.

November 12, 2008

Roasted Squash

Yummy uchiki kuri winter squash roasted for 40 minutes at 400 degrees with olive oil, a dab of butter, and coarsely ground pepper and sea salt.

So tasty....

Wish I had started grown winter squash during the summer.

November 10, 2008

Uchiki Kuri Winter Squash

Excited to try these!

Harvest: 2 uchiki kuri winter squash.

November 07, 2008

Three Tomatoes

Expecting a cold front today.

Harvest: three lemon boy tomato.

More Tomatoes

Harvest: 26 yellow pear tomatoes and 20 red grape tomatoes.

November 05, 2008

Yummy Harvest

Harvest: 14 yellow pear tomatoes, 1 red grape tomato, 6oz kale, 6oz arugula, 1 burgess butter cup winter squash, and 1 baby oxheart carrot.