October 2017 Deliveries

One of my favorite Onion articles in the world features Mr. Autumn Man..."who sources speculate loves Thanksgiving, butternut squash soup, homecoming parades, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' apple-picking, and haunted hayrides, emerges reliably every year around this time in his traditional uniform, sometimes alternating his iconic sweater with a fleece vest or pullover." Sound familiar, anyone? 

I was channeling Mr. Autumn Man vibes hard this month - from the pumpkin pie breakfast smoothie to the Bedouin Tea-inspired roasted sweet potatoes with warming flavors like cinnamon, cardamom and sage. The last of my summer/fall CSA deliveries, this month packed some heat too. There was some variety of pepper nearly every week - ranging from tame red peppers to scorching scotch bonnets. This month inspired salads, soups, smoothies and (toasted) seeds. The veggies played a starring role in dishes from around the world - Pakistan, Thailand, India, Austria, Greece and California cuisine. October is the perfect time for getting lost in a slow, steady day of cooking and there's no better way to constantly be on the search for new inspiration and techniques than a surprise box of ingredients each week. 

As The Onion writes, "The Autumnal Ambassador is also believed to be an avid consumer of seasonal produce, his home and hearth redolent of roasting Indian corn, gourds, and other root vegetables." It appears me and Mr. Autumn man are not so different... sigh! 

october 2017 csa || planting my roots
pumpkin pie smoothie || planting my roots

pumpkin pie smoothie

celeriac soup with mustard croutons || planting my roots

celeriac soup with mustard croutons

austrian potato salad || planting my roots

austrian potato salad with seared pork, serious eats

toasted pumpkin seeds || planting my roots

curry pumpkin seeds

biryani || planting my roots

kachi yakhni biryani, saveur

lemon and oregano chicken || planting my roots

roasted chicken thighs with lemon and oregano, bon appetit

october 2017 csa deliveries || planting my roots
csa salad || planting my roots

roasted sweet potatoes, apricots, radishes and pickled onions

bedouin sweet potatoes || planting my roots

bedouin tea (fried sage, cinnamon, thyme and cardamom

salad with roasted red peppers, chicken || planting my roots

roasted red peppers and radishes, grilled chicken and kalamata olives

roasted red peppers || planting my roots

roasted red peppers

october 2017 deliveries || planting my roots
Crispy Thai Pork with Cucumber Salad || planting my roots

crispy thai pork with cucumber salad, bon appetit

chicken tikka masala || planting my roots

chicken tikka masala with cauliflower rice 

october 2017 csa || planting my roots
cheesy panko tahini cauliflower || planting my roots