CSA, grocery store oddities and…. pie.

 

Our neighbor’s farm is still churning out a bounty.

 

 

 

This week it was fresh basil, beets, parsley, Boston lettuce, giant scallions, heirloom zucchini and a large radish.

But oh, what a beautiful radish it was…

 

 

Who knew they could be so gorgeous!

This week at my local grocery store…

 

 

Seriously, are we back to hoarding paper towels now?

WTF.

It’s enough to make me want to grab a pitchfork and storm someone’s pantry. The world is not ending Karen… you don’t need 72 rolls of Bounty.

On another note, this –

 

 

Parmesan style what?

And why in hell would anyone buy fake cheese.

 

 

For all we know that stuff is grated styrofoam.

Sprinkle it on your spaghetti or cushion that garden gnome you’re mailing to Aunt Edna.. it’s nothing if not versatile.

And finally…. pie.

But not the fruit or cream variety.

 

 

Shepherd’s Pie, one of my husband’s favorite comfort foods.

 

 

Made with ground lamb thank you very much. If it’s beef, it’s Cottage Pie.

It shouldn’t surprise you to know the husband ate every drop of these two dishes. I’ll cook it, but rarely eat it. Too bland by far.

27 thoughts on “CSA, grocery store oddities and…. pie.”

      1. Bland is easily improved. For instance, you can mix the mashed potatoes with grated rutabaga in it (or some other root veg), add extra garlic, yada yada. I use paprika (smoked if I have it) to supplement the spice. Regardless, it looks delish. 🙂

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      2. Grated rutabaga? I’ll rank that with kale for a big fat no.
        And yes, once upon a time I jazzed up the recipe to my liking with spices, garlic and a lovely gravy. Husband hated it.
        🤨

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  1. River,
    We’ve had this conversation before and decided my son would enjoy your version of cottage pie much more than he did mine. I doubt he’d eat lamb. That radish looks delicious btw! Have you ever had a radish and butter sandwich? Mona

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  2. I don’t know what the deal is with paper products. We’ve noticed a drop in supply, too. We bought some store brand a couple weeks ago and they’re the select-a-size kind. Hubby noticed today that the two halves are not the same size. We think maybe they’ve been scrambling to keep up or increase production. 🤷‍♀️

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  3. For all we know that stuff is grated Styrofoam.
    Sprinkle it on your spaghetti or cushion that garden gnome you’re mailing to Aunt Edna.. it’s nothing if not versatile. <—LOOK at the ingredient list on shredded cheese. Towards the end you will see cellulose. I have a package of tissues (the ones you blow your nose in?) made of 100% PURE cellulose. Chew on THAT awhile.

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