Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spaghetti Squash!

I told the roomie that I was disappointed I had not gotten spaghetti squash with my farm share...so she bought me one. I have NEVER seen one this big!

So what does one do with a squash the size of a rugby ball? SHARE! No, here is one of the things I made:

1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 Tbl olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes
¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbl chopped fresh basil

Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saunte onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.

Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sautéed vegetables, feta cheese, and basil. Serve warm.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Walking the High Line...

Some folks have had the bright idea to convert an old elevated train track into a garden/walkway (see more here). I thought it was interesting. The roomie loved it...

Urban Gardening...

I saw this the other day while walking to Staples. Not sure who usually has and empty truck bed to plant, but might be easier to find than a roof or actual garden space. I saw tomatoes and peppers...not sure if there was more.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

It's a holiday!

For some today is a day to celebrate because it is the start of college football. Not for me, I have no team loyalty (thank you XU!). For me today is a day to celebrate because it's J-nette's b-day! Twenty some years ago today she became the final female in our house! While J was often the sneaky one in our house - she has become one of the most thoughtful and caring women I know. It has been a pleasure watching her grow up - watching her find what God has created her to be. I am constantly challenged by compassion for others. May this year be filled with new challenges and greater blessings. Love you bill!