Please explain to me how it’s 90 degrees at the end of September.

At least the vegetables are starting to feel like fall. Beets, and carrots, and kohlrabi, and early winter squashes. They understand me. They understand that I’m looking at soups and stews. They understand that I took an arm knitting class and made a giant wool blanket this Saturday because it’s end of September and I expected to be snuggled up under said blanket this evening.

CSA Series {Week 16} | Things I Made Today

Here’s to hoping for next weekend. Despite the heat, this week’s CSA is looking mighty nice, and I’ve got lots of ideas of what to do with it:

Tomates

Carrots

Zucchini

Delicata Squash

Red Onion

Broccoli

Acorn Squash

Collard Greens

Yellow Onions 

Beets

Potatoes

Kohlrabi

It’s self-inflicted, for sure, but I feel this constant pressure to create, create, create.

As if every day, I need to come up with something new. Something interesting. Something that no one else has tried before. It can be exciting, but it can also be exhausting. Sometimes I just don’t have any new ideas. Or else the new ideas I do have are not good ideas—even I can see that.

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Our family of three doesn’t have a lot of traditions.

We don’t eat tacos on Tuesdays or fish fry on Fridays. We don’t vacation to the same place each year. We don’t have holiday decorations that rotate throughout the year. For the most part, we like to change things up, probably to an absurd extent, because at this point I think I’ve rearranged and redecorated our office at least 5 times in the 4 years we’ve lived here.

But the one thing that truly does feel like tradition is Saturday mornings. We have a formula: wake up, get dressed, slam an espresso or milk, and hop on our bikes. We take the same route each time (down the bikepath and up State Street) to the farmer’s market. We park our bikes, buy donuts (and more coffee), and then hit the market. It’s become our church.

CSA Series {Week 15} | Things I Made Today

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