Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Farm Fresh Dinner

rigatoni with asparagus, garbanzo beans and tomato
A friend at work subscribes to a organic farm delivery service that drops off a box of produce at her doorstep every week.  Lucky for me, her boyfriend, the one that actually cooks the stuff was out of town this week and I was the recipient of the box!  The box contained some fruit, green leaf lettuce, cabbage, red chard and asparagus.  It was beautiful beautiful produce.  Last night I made chicken adobo and sauteed the cabbage with garlic and oyster sauce.  Tonight's dinner really highlights the farm fresh ingredients that I had on hand and inspired this beautiful and delicious dinner.  The green leaf lettuce actually had taste unlike much of it's supermarket kin already washed and ready to go in the bags.  I did have to wash everything from the farm but the work was so worth it.  I dressed the salad simply with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.

The pasta was super simple.  I sauteed garlic, onion, a can of garbanzo beans and the asparagus from the farm.  Then I added a can of chopped tomato, salt and pepper to taste.  Toss with pasta of choice. That's it!  It was so delicious!

I love this farm direct delivery idea so much.  I love how you don't know what's in the box until it gets to you.  I love how the cooking is inspired by ingredients.  It's local and sustainable.  I'm sold.  This is the farm where I am http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com. I've read that this is getting popular all over the US so do a google search and see if this is available to you.  Happy cookng!