Our friend Jen Barthell was on NBC San Diego yesterday talking about eating “in season” & local foods! I like to call her @jensrad which, BTW is a very fitting name because in the 3 weeks or so that I’ve known her she’s brought something for us to enjoy each time she pops in for her Farmers’ Market Bag!
The first was this lovely jar of pickled grapes which she displays in the video as well:
The second was a Fiddlehead Fern & Mushroom Risotto that arrived at the exact moment I needed lunch. Needless to say, I ate before I even thought about taking a picture, so here’s the one she posted on our facebook page:
———-Thanks for the shout out Jen! You are awesome, and I can’t wait for what you come by with next!
You can find all the recipes, including the one below on Jen’s blog, Neighborhood Foodie for a Spring Dinner Party!
Cous cous with Oranges, Almonds and Chives
from Neighborhood Foodie
one box plain cous cous
Cara Cara Oranges
1/4 C sliced toasted almonds
snipped fresh chives to taste, about 2 TB
salt and pepper
Prepare cous cous according to package instructions, let cool.
Slice peel and pith off orange, then cut segments free from membrane using a small sharp knife.
Use kitchen shears or a knife to snip or chop fresh chives.
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste.