I’ve not yet figured out how to cook for myself as much as I’d like during the growing season. I’m surrounded by all those lovely vegetables day-in and day-out, but just can’t find the time or energy to cook much. It doesn’t help that since I’ve begun farming I’ve become a bit of a food snob. So, not just any restaurant will do.
Big Fresh in Framingham and Kitchen on Common in Belmont are restaurants that I love. They serve good food, locally-sourced when possible and the owners are sincere in their commitment to sustainable agriculture. Big Fresh has been the site of many farmer lunch meetings. Kitchen on Common a place where CSA shareholders have gathered to learn about preparing their seasonal veggies. Both are affordable on a farmer’s income.
I just discovered Nourish, a new restaurant in Lexington. Nourish serves the kind of food I’d cook for myself. The first time I visited Nourish I had the quesdilla appetizer (heavenly) followed by pan-seared tempeh (so good!). Saturday night I had delicious black bean soup, a Caesar salad and a side order of collard greens that were out-of-this-world tasty. Husband had cod cakes that he’s still talking about. Nourish meets my farmer income criteria AND it isn’t even a mile from my house.
So, maybe I don’t need to find more time to cook. Truth be told, I’m not really a very good cook. It’s probably best that I spend my time planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables, preferably while driving some kind of tractor 🙂