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Friday, March 15, 2013

what i am eating

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!



This week was our last winter CSA pickup for this season. *sigh*  I often talk about all the wonderful root veggies that we get during the winter, and what I make with them.  However, I don't talk a lot about the canned goods that we get from them - usually later in the CSA season as the root veggies grow fewer and far between.

The thing that I really like about the canned goods we receive is that it gives me a clue into what I should can for myself in the coming season.  As my kids get older, their tastes develop, and there are some delicious and healthy home canned foods that they both really enjoy.

In the middle is the favorite of both of my children - dilly beans.  They love them.  And honestly don't eat green beans any other way.  We receive both fermented dilly beans and regular canned dilly beans from our winter CSA, and my kids like them both.  We find that the fermented dilly beans are a bit crunchier.

All the way to the right are the much loved sweet pickles.  I have never canned pickles, but will definitely be doing it this year.  I never liked anything but the kosher pickles you get from a sub shop until I had these sweet pickles.  Now, one of my favorites.

On the left of the dilly beans is ruby kraut, which I eat with my salad every day, and on the right, fermented carrots - which I haven't tried, but I am sure will replace the ruby kraut when that is gone.  I tried kimchi for the first time a few years ago, and realized that I loved fermented foods, especially spicy fermented foods.  Now I try to eat some fermented veggies every day.  Fermented foods help aid in digestion and build up the immune system.  They also contain huge amounts of probiotics, which are helpful in healing your gut.

That first jar?  All the way to the left?  Well, that is the coveted tomatillo salsa.  That will be for dinner tonight with nacho chips and black beans.  I have never attempted growing tomatillos, but every time I have this salsa it makes me want to try.  So perhaps that will be a new plant in my garden this summer!

What are you eating this week?



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11 comments:

  1. OK, I'm totally jealous that your CSA gives me fermented vegetables. How cool is that?! I've got kombucha brewing on a seedling mat in the winter, but am postponing the rest of my ferments until the weather warms. So, eat some for me! Thanks for hosting the blog hop again. This week I posted an easy pot roast recipe with a thick & delicious flour-free gravy. Have a great weekend!
    ~Eileen @ Phoenix Helix

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    1. Freudian slip - I meant your CSA gives YOU fermented veggies (sadly not me). My wishing comes through in my writing. LOL

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  2. As always, thank you for the great link up! I'm excited to see what everybody else has been up to this week! Dark Chocoalte Banana Cake? Yes please!!! And tomatillo salsa - I could eat it every. single. day. Now I'm dreaming about the many Farmer's Market trips this Summer and of course, the garden!

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  3. Tomatillo salsa is one of my favorites too! :)

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  4. I seriously love fermented and pickled foods! I want to try to make my own sauerkraut this winter!

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    1. Oops, I forgot to add this, here is the link for the girls shrug pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cornwall-park-shrug

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  5. I just had tomatillo salsa for dinner tonight! But mine was from a grocery store (don't tell anyone! Haha). We are planting purple tomatillos for the first time this year and I'm so excited to make salsa from our own veggies.

    I've heard a lot about dilly beans but never tried them. I need to give them a go this year!

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  6. Thank You so Much for the invitation Heather! Lovely Blog and happy to be here. I've now joined you blog to follow you and get notifications for future parties and more of your recipes!

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  7. Thank you for the invite Heather, I've brought along some April's fool fish :)

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  8. Hi Heather. Hope you don't min me joining in.

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