Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Mish Mash dinners
Last night Lucy and I were tired after harvest day, so we decided to forgo our gourmet pretensions and go with a farm delicious "mish mash" .
Pinto beans, brown rice, farm-fresh scrambled eggs, chard harvested today, sauteed with garlicky pasta sauce leftover from Saturday's potluck, all topped off with rye toast, generously buttered.
Two spicy teas, one with milk, were the perfect beverage accompaniment.
Living here on the farm with access to so much fresh produce, it's easy to throw together a nutritious (and exciting) meal using some basic and relatively inexpensive add-ons in different combinations.
Pick a flavor palette (Mediterranean, Moroccan, Thai, Indian), throw in some spices, flavored oils, garlic, and you're good to go.
Our inspiration for this meal was the chard which was harvested just yesterday, having been ressurected a month after the bed had been abandoned to a mysterious case of spotty leaves.