Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Everyone Should Really Eat More Organic, Local Food

Anyone who’s spoken to me for more than five minutes this summer knows I’m completely obsessed with the vegetables. They come from Richard at Harmony Valley Farm each Thursday, and I fixate on becoming more organic, more green, and much more healthy via consumption of these magic fruits of our Midwestern land.

I’ve been chatting nonstop about the veggies since January, and Dan still thinks it’s funny to pretend he has no idea what I’m talking about.

What vegetables?” he’ll ask distractedly, as I read through recipe ideas and serve up delicious organic meals and side dishes.

This nonchalance does not subvert my passion, I’ll tell you what.

So far, my goal has just been not to throw anything away, but now my rock-star colleague Jackie, who turned me on to the farm in the first place, has started up a blog devoted to sharing ideas about using Harmony Valley products. This is seriously going to elevate my cooking. Mark my words.


Jackie said...

Thanks KC for plugging my blog, German Farm Stock. Blog visitors should feel free to review the recipe ideas there and send ideas and recipes of their own in the comments.

Sheila said...

Great! I plan on checking it out asap --going into our third year of CSA, I 'm STILL working toward that goal of not throwing anything away. It gets more elusive when the squash starts coming...
Also, EVERYONE should read Barbara Kingsolver's new book, Animal Vegetable Miracle. Good recipes at animalvegetablemiracle.com, too.

Martha said...

Hey. I'm a believer too. My vegies come from Rock Spring Farm and I often try Kim's recipes. She and Chris and their adorable children send me my vegetables every week.
Tonight I sauteed my beet greens in a nice little lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic reduction with the red onions and fresh garlic. Last night I had the greens, arugula, spinruts (backwords for turnips because it makes them tast much better), onions, and sugar snap peas.
I am obsessing about this too. What a happy obsession.
I'll read the book Sheila.