June 26, 2009

Rolling in summer


After we returned from Atlanta, Madison summer arrived in full with sailing, gardening, bicycling, farmer’s markets and summer dresses. Summer in Madison is the Madison I most missed and now here I am once more.

This year we joined a CSA run by two brothers, who started a potato farm when they were kids. http://www.driftlessorganics.com/ They offer an every other week share, which is just right for the two of us. Our second box comes tomorrow and we just finished eating the first box. Seems to be just the right volume for us. In our first box we got:

  • spinach
  • arugula
  • lettuce
  • green onions
  • green garlic
  • broccoli
  • purple potatoes
  • kohlrabi

We supplemented the share with sugar snaps, cucumber, asparagus and strawberries. All from the market. I made a couple cold salads, one being a kohlrabi, arugula and broccoli slaw and one being a cucumber and sugar snap asian salad. Yum!

Speaking of food at the market, we’ve also been enjoying incredible cheddar from Hook’s http://www.hookscheese.com/. Strangely, we first discovered Hook’s cheddar in Decatur, GA at Sun in My Belly. We loved it, but didn’t realize it was even a Wisconsin cheese. Then we saw their stand at the Farmer’s Market, adding fuel to our list of great Wisconsin things. Try the five year cheddar if you have a chance.

Lola and I have been loving the changing seasons here in Wisconsin. Going to the same dog park every week for a year, has really shown the huge diversity of seasons we have, all of them with their own beauty. It is amazing to stand in the same spot, up to your knees in snow and six months later be up to your knees in flowers. You might just have to take some time to roll around in joy.

1 Comment

  1. We need to find a weekend that works for us to come up to Madison! We can’t wait to see you and eat cheese.

    Comment by rosemarie — June 29, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

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