Fennel Apple Salad
One of the beautiful and challenging things about a CSA is that you get foods you’ve never cooked with (or sometimes never heard of). We’ve ended up with two bulbs of fennel this summer and although I love fennel, I’ve never worked with it before. The first time, I just roasted it on the grill with garlic. The second time, I was determined to use it in a more creative manner and found this recipe from the Purple Foodie.
I made this salad to go along with pork tenderloin on the grill and it was the perfect companion; my only suggestion would be to not mix the salad until just before serving. I tried to prep too early and the mixed greens were a little soggy.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
We got a ton of rain here today, which had me in the mood for comfort food. I’ve had these enchiladas on my list for a while and although I made significant modifications to this recipe, I was thrilled with the results.
My modifications were:
- Tiny Spice Company Beri Beri spice instead of Chili Powder (we were out)
- Cooked and cut sweet potato (I refuse to grate anything)
- 1 cup of Cabot Pepper Jack cheese
- 14 corn tortillas (I prefer them to flour)
- Skipped the scallions and frozen corn
These enchiladas were AWESOME. Enough spice to be interesting without burning the roof of your mouth and filling enough for even the hungriest house.
Do you have a CSA? Weirdest item you’ve ever received? What’s your favorite summer side dish?