Thursday, September 18, 2008

We love our CSA and other news

It is official! We have joined a community of like-minded individuals who purchase only local, organic produce and we love it! The farm that we have a "share" in is over 20 acres with free range chickens, cut your own herbs and flowers and a children's garden. The boys love to run around it and we take home the freshest food picked same day! This week in the share we got corn, radishes, lettuce, zuchinni, cucumber, eggplant, apples and blackberries along with garlic and fresh basil.

We used the blackberries last night to make this Fruit Crumble (from the Naked Chef, aka Jamie Oliver, a Brit with a fantastic accent and even better cooking show on the Food Network, who is fully-clothed in every episode :) and it is divine! It is also one of the easiest bakes I have ever attempted.

Fruit Crumble
1 3/4 cups of flour and oats (use the ratio you prefer)
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of sugar
pinch of salt
1 lb fruit (blackberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, etc.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stick all the oats, flour, softened butter, and sugar into food processor (or use your hands) until it resembles fine bread crumbs.

Put the fruit in a shallow, ovenproof dish and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Spread the crumble over the prepared fruit. Give the dish a little shake and bake for about 30 minutes or until top is evenly golden.

I have to admit that this smelled so good last night that we had a spontaneous regressive dinner and ate dessert first. (Bad mommy!)

In other, more somber news, I may be offline for the next few days as Crusoe's grandmother passed on this week. She lived a long life of 91 years and had a large, loving family. We will be traveling east for services and to pay our respects. Praise God that He lives in both life and death!


Mrs. G said...

Lissa, I was sorry to read about Bryce's Grandmother's death. I'll pray that the Lord's comfort would surround your family.


Sarah Jane said...

I am so sorry about the loss of a dear one. That is always hard, even when it is inevitable or expected. May God comfort you during this time.

Sarah said...

Hi Lissa! This is Sarah from the fort. I was wondering which farm you have a produce share with? We have been doing the share thing for about a year now, through Terry's Berries and absolutely love it! Hope you all enjoy your fresh produce!

lissawi said...

Hi Sarah! That is where we go too! Maybe I'll see you down at the farm sometime!

Sarah said...

That's so funny! Yesterday, when we went to pick up our share, your husband was just pulling out as we were arriving!! What a small world! :)