Hello everyone – it has been a while since I first introduced my blog intentions. We are finally moved in and close to being settled! There are still some boxes in the garage that need tending – but life doesn’t stop when you move so we will get to them when we can. I didn’t cook for a while since our kitchen was being redone so we cooked out on our new grill. In our bags that week were some greens, peppers (hot and bell), potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, okra and eggplant – along with some tomatoes, and herbs. So what did we do – we made shish kabobs! I marinated some meat in one bag with some oil, wine, and the fresh rosemary and oregano from our bags. In another bag I added oil, salt, garlic, oregano, thyme and basil – chunked up all the veggies and into the bags they went! Both the meat and veggies marinated all day while we visited with family, then we loaded up the skewers each with the same kind of meat/veggie. Each veggie cooks a little different and I like to keep them together on a skewer. Poor Steve said his whole night was ruined when a pepper fell off onto the grill and he ate it. Well – I forgot to tell him one of the pepper skewers had all of the hot peppers we got in our bags that week – including the habaneros! Poor thing – burnt him up!
I washed the potatoes and sweet potatoes really well – then sliced them about a half inch thick – put them in a bowl and tossed them with olive oil, salt, pepper and the rest of the herbs from our bag. (Would have loved to add garlic but have to be careful as Steve doesn’t really care for it) Steve added them to the grill and cooked them until they were soft – with really nice grill marks. (Wish I had a photo – working on remembering to take pics so I can share) Right after they came off the grill – I added butter to the bowl and tossed! The potatoes were really good – but oh my, the sweet potatoes were AMAZING!!!! Everyone really enjoyed the dinner and all but the meat was from our CSA bag that week! Oh I almost forgot – I washed the okra, tossed it with olive oil, salt and pepper and Steve grilled it – that is our favorite way to eat okra. Now that it is getting colder – the okra slows down but the next time you have okra in your bag I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with grilled okra.
One of my favorite times of the year is fall – not just because of the weather but also because of the root vegetables, brassicas and greens that grow so well this time of the year. I have a great ‘green soup’ recipe that is awesome with some crusty bread and will share that in my next post. Happy cooking!