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Posting on my blogs has been a bit thin lately, due in part to a temperamental internet connection at the end of the week, and in part to a spontaneous day trip to the country yesterday. I was happy to get back to routine today, and head to the market to get some food for the week ahead.

I realize that I’m a little low on leafy greens this week. Er, make that entirely bereft; it wasn’t until I’d left the market that I even noticed this shortcoming, so it wasn’t intentional! In fact, I was specifically hunting some Swiss Chard to make Dana‘s delicious-looking Chickpeas and Chard dish, but it wasn’t to be.

Instead, I filled up my basket with corn. The two ears I bought last week went down so well that Andrew insisted on doubling that amount today. We’ve been roasting it in the oven for a delicious and simple meal; smeared with butter, sprinkled with salt and pepper and wrapped in tin foil, it cooks up in 25 minutes.

The parsnips and carrots went into my Sunday soup of the day, along with some coconut milk, chilies and random things that were lying about. Not the best soup I’ve ever made, but it kept us from starving.

I also managed to get my hands on one of the first butternut squashes of the season. Tiny, perfect and destined for my tummy, this makes me so excited. Longtime readers will remember that I have a slight addiction to butternut squash, so I’ll have to watch it this year. This one will be enjoyed though, either in a pasta, or perhaps a warm farro salad.

What’s happening in your kitchen this week?


  1. Dawn says:

    Currently I have a pot of chili con carne bubbling away at the moment. I’m eating it tonight with rice and plan on having the leftovers with crusty bread tomorrow. I love leftover curries, bolognese and chili. The flavours are always much more integrated and intense.

    After that, hopefully I’ll also cook some decent lunches for the rest of the week as I’m so tired of buying over-priced unsatisfying sandwiches for lunch in uni.

  2. Dana says:

    Such a bummer about the chard! I got some in my CSA box – I wish you were a little closer so I could share. My husband is going to be out of town this week so my motivation to cook is low, but I have so much lovely produce that I’ll have to figure something out.

  3. Ele says:

    Dawn- I totally agree about some things being better as leftovers. Last week I made a huge pot of baked beans (inspired by Jamie’s “Cowboy Beans” from his new show, are you watching it?) and they just kept getting better. I just had the last of them for breakfast, thinking of making some more already!

    Dana- I know, I was disappointed. There was some white chard about, but it was mainly wilted and sad-looking. I’m optimistic that there’ll be some better-looking stuff next week, though.