More time in the Kitchen putting food away. I added Corn, Kale and Peppers to the freezer. Tomatoes drying in the dehydrator, along with some summer squash. I dried a bit of Kale and some Peppers, with the idea of drying a whole lot of things, in very small quantities, then I can throw them all in a soup, and see how that works out, so I can know what to dry TONS of and what to not bother with.
Tonight was a great One Local Summer Meal. Burger from Sunnyfield Farm in Peterboro, made up as simple hamburgers. Corn on the cob from Herring Pond Farm (the only cobs that avoided the freezer), and pan fried potatoes (from Wake Robin Farm), joined by Red Onions from Meadows Mirth, Green Peppers from Nippo Brook Farm, bits of kale left from freezing from an unknown Farmer at the Portsmouth Market, and some garlic from my garden. Oh, and some brandywine tomatoes, cut for simple eating, also from Herring Pond Farm
Spending all the time in the kitchen, putting food by, has really helped me get dinner made each night. Add to the fact I have a crazy number of food options right now, eating around here has been really good. I also find myself daydreaming of what I'm going to make with all this food this winter. Like the dried tomatoes had me thinking, Pizza, with Pesto, Dried Tomatoes, Elk Sausage, and homemade Mozzerella that I'll make with milk from the farm. MMM...Doesn't that sound like a great way to bust through the cold, snowy weather we are sure to have in January?
I'm completely exhausted, but very happy and feeling good about my efforts. It's funny how frozen food can make you feel so cozy!