This week I harvested absolutely nothing. I did however use up some of my stores. I made chili with my tomato sauce and tomato paste. It also had the last of the shelly beans that I froze a while back. But there was one can of "not my kidney beans" that was also used. I really hope I can grow enough in my huge garden next year. Though I'll be playing around with how much grows in what bed for a few years I'm guessing.
But the big news. I used the one and only butternut squash that my neighborhood groundhogs didn't eat. It was really pretty to cut open. I cut it into cubes and tossed it with olive oil, cumin, and paprika. Then it was roasted. I used them in a black lentil salad.
I wasn't greatly in love with the salad. But it wasn't the recipe's fault. It was the lentils. The lentils were bought from a local Indian store. They have really cheap beans, lentils, and such, but the quality is really poor. I don't mind picking out the little rocks and washing well, but quite a few on the lentils didn't hydrate at all. I had to cook them to death just to get them soft enough too. They were very old lentils. I think I'll stick to the more expensive ones from now on. I also used the squash in a -- hmm not sure what to call it. Maybe an open face burrito. It featured, my squash, my salsa, and "not my refried beans". I do have some dried beans sitting on my cabinet. But they look so pretty and there are so few of them, that I'm waiting to use them up.
No tally today as nothing has changed since last time.
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