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!

2 comments:

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!!

Sue

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!