16) What’s your favorite late summer food?
Winter squash. Sliced thin and dry roasted. I talked about my love of kabocha and black forest/buttercup last year but blue hubbards belong right beside them. Winter 2010 on the farm Illona got hooked up with a plethora of blue hubbards. They filled the mudroom spilling out of boxes, pilled on the long table, lining every shelf. We ate roast squash and soup several times a week. I was in total beta-carotene heaven.
I also love that with late summer comes the start of root vegetable season. Dense carbohydrate rich winter survival foods. Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, yams, rutabagas, sunchokes, turnips, daikons, beets. Apparently these are white beets. I asked the guy at the farmers market if they weren’t turnips. He told me they were definitely beets. I was still suspicious but with their long, healthy plume of greens I bought the bundle anyway. I haven’t cut into one yet.