Today, I drove out to Waltham Fields Community Farm to pick up our first CSA farmshare of the season. It included three different kinds of lettuce, a pound of spinach, a bunch of bok choy, radishes…and the opportunity to walk into the fields and pick sugar snap peas, strawberries, and herbs. As I stood in the middle of rows of strawberry plants, I was nearly overwhelmed with gratitude…and yet even all the gratitude I was feeling seemed insufficient to the many wonders of this place.
I came home and covered the dining room table in cookbooks, looking for recipes that might do justice to all this goodness. I like having to cook “ingredients first” rather than “recipe first.” Tonight’s dinner was a success…and I’m already looking forward to cooking tomorrow.