Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
Its not always going to be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away
There is a song that is sung on the Jewish holiday of Passover called…
The Best Show has certainly offered an embarrassment of riches.
Nothing beats a 10 cent meal at Bob’s Quick Lunch, Clark and Van Buren, 1904, Chicago.
I want to eat there so bad - 1/4 of a pie & coffee for a nickle?
The What? How? Wonder Book of GLEN
I remember reading this as a kid.
Looking north on Michigan Ave from south of Van Buren, 1867, Chicago
Summer ‘11 Week 9
- Red cabbage
- Bell peppers
- Red leaf lettuce
The baby zucchini have been great - my latest kick is to not at all or just barely cook them. The bunch of basil joined a large colander full of our own along with some walnuts and pecorino for a giant batch of pesto that has made it’s way into several dishes.
We made a big batch of couscous with a very generous helping of pesto. I’ve been taking the advice of a Cook’s Illustrated recipe which calls to treat the couscous much like you would risotto - saute the aromatics, then add in couscous & toast as desired, then the water/stock. I’ve found this does help to keep the kernels separate and kicks up the flavor. The pesto went it just before serving and was just a punch full of freshness.
NB: the Jameson was not courtesy of the CSA.
The Farm Visit
A couple of weeks ago we had the chance to visit the farm and meet Vicki and some of her team at Genesis Growers. It was just plain cool to see some of the fields and hear some of her philosophy towards farming.
I found a lot of similarities in attitude between Vicki and my father, the potter. Putting a piece into the kiln you have to resign yourself to the fact that it’s out of your hands. Likewise with the organic farm it’s pretty much up to mother nature. Sure you do all you can, but loss in farming as in pottery is part of the program. I think this rarity drives value of both.
Summer ‘11 Week 8
- Sweet Corn
- Apricots - Mick Klug Farm
- Plums - Mick Klug Farm
- Blue Berries - Seedling Fruit
The corn isn’t quite in full stride, more savory than sweet, the berries really stood no chance to last. I’d like to feel sorry for ‘em, but they were a perfect combo of sweet and tart.