I’ve been feeling wholly uncreative these last few weeks.

I’m going to chock it up to the fact that I’ve been working like a maniac getting projects over the finish line, Jason’s been traveling, Whisk has a million events upcoming—I could go on. In the evenings when I step into the kitchen, my mind is somewhere else. I’m making something as quickly as possible and then promising myself that tomorrow, I’ll do more thoughtful planning, and I’ll come up with something new and exciting.

Then tomorrow I end up making a salad for dinner and watching Parenthood on my iPad while I eat it straight out of the mixing bowl. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Is there anything wrong with that?

Farmer's Market & CSA Series {Week 14} | Things I Made Today

I’m hoping to get my head back in the game here, and this CSA basket is helping. It’s week two on the Delicata squash and I could not be happier about that. New this week is celeriac (the big dumb looking root vegetable), dragon tongue beans, and papalo, a cilantro-like herb that I’ve never seen before but seems to be common in Latin American cuisines.

I’m hoping that this new wave of ingredients will spark something in me again. And if not, the good news is that these things will last much longer than the heirloom tomatoes and summer squashes that have kept my kitchen busy during the past few months.

This list, mainly taken from recipes from other people’s sites, is as much an inspiration to me as it is meant to be a resource to you. I’ll keep thinking.

Bell Peppers

Delicata Squash

Roma Tomatoes


Turnip Greens



Dragon Tongue Beans


  • 09 / 18 / 16 / 1:08 pm

    I appreciate your vegetable honestly. Celeriac totally does look big and dumb.

    writes LeekReply
    • 09 / 18 / 16 / 1:55 pm

      Second only to the rutabaga.

      writes VickyReply

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