Wednesday, September 22, 2010
There were tables all around the square with food for sale as well as free samples of local foods and information about green initiatives in the area. One table even had different kinds of pickled fruits and vegetables to sample. (We didn't have time to try any, although they all looked and smelled great!) We did, however, get to try a few Grown-Up Sodas which were really good. We especially liked the Extra Dry Ginger Ale and the Dry Cranberry Lime.
Other tables featured ongoing and upcoming local food events. One of these that caught our eye was for the Boston Local Food Festival, coming up on October 2nd. It's going to be a big event down on the waterfront near the Children's Museum that will feature local food, exhibits and local music. It sounds like it will be a great time, and we will definitely be checking it out!
Monday, September 13, 2010
My CSA share over the past few weeks has been a steady stream of beautiful tomatoes, all kinds of peppers, and ears of corn along as well as some squash and eggplant. I've put together a quick recipe for chicken-and-corn-stuffed cubanelle peppers. As with most of the recipes on this site, it can be changed in any number of ways based on what you have for fresh ingredients and on your tastes. Enjoy!
Corn-and-Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers
4 Cubanelle peppers (Poblanos would work well too)
2 ears of corn; kernels removed
1 tomato; seeded & diced
1/2 lb ground chicken; browned
1 clove of garlic; minced
1/2 jalapeno; seeds & ribs removed; diced
1 Tbsp ground cumin
salt & pepper to taste
juice from 1/2 Lime
grated Monterey Jack cheese (or Cheddar)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the corn, tomato, ground chicken, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, salt & pepper, and lime juice in a bowl.
2. Add some of the cheese to the mixture and toss until all ingredients are incorporated.
3. Using a paring knife, cut a T shape into the peppers.
4. Carefully stuff the peppers with your chicken and corn mixture, taking care not to rip them.
5. Place in a baking dish and cover with foil; put in a 350 degree oven for 25 - 35 minutes (until peppers are soft).
6. When peppers are soft, sprinkle the top of each pepper with more cheese and put them back into the oven, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
7. Serve with rice, seasoned beans, or your favorite side dish!