Daniel of The Cutting Veg (www.thecuttingveg.com) says:
Cooking can be a chore, and it can be a pleasure. When life is hectic, it is often just another thing to check off the 'to do' list. However, when there isn't a million other things to do, settling in to a cooking project can be such a nourishing creative outlet. Almost all of our time on the farm is spent harvesting these days. Summer crops have collided with fall crops --- tomatoes, eggplants, zukes, for example, coinciding with arugula, radishes, acorn squash. After a seasons worth of planting, weeding, and caring for our plants, there's nothing we'd rather be doing than harvesting. The variety of crops provide endless possibilities for fun cooking projects. Personally, with a fridge full of farm veg, I am ensuring I make time to cook in a leisurely way. Sautéed arugula with roasted sunflower seeds. Homemade tomato sauce with farms tomatoes, onions, basil, garlic, parsley, hot peppers, and zukes. Baked acorn squash with butter, salt, and pepper. I'm also loving freezing veg for the winter. Last weekend it was blanching and freezing kale. This weekend, parsley pesto, and freezing tomatoes (just cutting the tops out and freezing whole, in ziplocs). Soon, the summer veg will pass, and then the fall veg will be gone too. In the meantime, I am cooking, savouring, and preserving.