Wednesday, July 8, 2009

this week's csa, and a local meal

This week's CSA share had beautiful greens, a big bag of peas, summer squash, beets, garlic... all look awesome despite the return of the rain and lack of SUN over the last few days!

We had a big lunch today of spaghetti with local sausage while I finished up a grant I've been working on for 2 months now (a well-fed writer is a happy writer... (grin)). So tonight, we had a smaller dinner - a stir fry of snap peas, with home made French bread (I'm loving that bread maker!). Our stir fry "recipe" -

1. Heat a little vegetable oil in a small fry pan -
2. Add about 2 servings worth of snap peas (washed and patted dry first) and stir constantly while they're on the heat -
3. When snap peas are heated through and bright green (takes only a couple minutes) add a couple tablespoons of dark soy sauce (you can use regular soy sauce, but the dark gives it a much more intense flavor) and about a teaspoon of sugar (use more or less of both the sugar and soy sauce, depending how many peas you're cooking) -
4. Continue heating until the sauce bubbles and is hot -
5. Serve and enjoy!

We buy the dark soy sauce at the Asian market on Woodbury Ave in Portsmouth, NH. I haven't seen it available at the grocery stores or natural food stores. It's definitely not a local food (not even close - it's imported), but it gives homemade fried rice, stir frys, and other dishes such great flavor that we think it's definitely worth having in our pantry!


Life Looms Large said...

Yum! That looks great!

If I'm not mistaken, the sky is blue and the sun is out right now!

Hopefully that will be the start of a trend!!


Colleen said...

The sun has been out for a couple whole days now... it's so great to see! And the garden is definitely happy with the chance to dry out a little. Add the breeze we have today, and this is definitely my kind of weather!