“Oh, we take you into slaughter without a moment’s thought. And yes, some of you come to enjoy it, to lust for that cacophony, that violence, the reek of blood.
And so we share with you, dear horse, our peculiar madness. But who judges us for this crime against you and your kind?
Unless you horses have a god.”
― Steven Erikson, Reaper’s Gale
I was at a Memorial day celebration yesterday and there was a cannon. And there was a horse. The horse did not flinch when the cannon was fired. It made my heart jump a mile. And I started thinking about war. And horses. And what it would be like to ride a horse into the front lines. These beautiful kind creatures that bend to our will. What would a cavalry charge feel like…thundering hooves….adrenaline…fear…courage.
Our horses live a quiet life. My big girls could pull an a wagon full of ammunition. I’m glad they don’t have to! I’m pretty sure none of our horses would have stood quietly when that cannon went off.
And thus starts another Memorial Day delivery. I believe this is the 19th year I have delivered on Memorial Day. But this is the first year Memorial Day begins the season. And thus we start off with a bang…
Farm News: I am thankful for last weeks rain. The land was getting parched and thirsty. Jennifer and I have been working hard to get the garden growing – and as usual the crows are pulling up the sweet corn…..more on that next week. This is always a busy time. Curtis is trying to cut hay so our cows will have feed next winter. Fertilizer of any kind is extremely expensive this year, and diesel fuel too. Maybe I need to put my girls to work behind the hay rake! Oh – if I could only get out of the garden for a moment….
What’s in the CSA bucket this week: Kohlrabi, arugula, radish, greens (collard or kale), young onions and red and green lettuce.
OK – I’m always looking for a new way to use Kohlrabi. It is delicious raw, for sure. But it tends to come in in droves. So…
Kohlrabi noodles? Why not. You will need a spiralizer. But – if you have one, give it a try. They are delicious. Just spiralize them and then saute lightly in butter. Add garlic. Top with arugula torn into pieces, and parmesan.
2 Kohlrabi spiralized
2 radishes, sliced thinly
1 T butter (add more to taste if needed, or EVOO once liquid has cooked out of kohlrabi)
1/2 t salt
1 clove garlic pressed
arugula cut into ribbons and grated parmesan cheese, cracked pepper to top it off
Spiralize kohlrabi into linguine sized noodles. Toss with salt. Let them sit 10 minutes or so if you have time – pour off liquid.
Saute noodles and garlic in butter until noodles are tender. Divide onto plates and top with pepper, parmesan and finally…arugula cut into ribbons. Garnish with sliced radishes.