In Your Share (Jan 5th 2015 edition)


Hip hip hooray – there’s another GIANT kohlrabi coming your way! Not sure what to do with all that sweet crunchy tasty goodness? You’ll find 17 great kohlrabi recipes plus ideas for all the other veggies in the share at our exclusive CSA recipe site Cook With What You Have. Check your email for the password to access the site and enjoy your 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Brussel Sprouts with tops: The cold we had over the holidays only made these even sweeter! Try them roasted or in my old standby recipe, Brussel Sprouts with Pesto & Gnocchi. Use the tops like you would collard greens, and don’t forget the stems – they are tasty this time of year too.
  • Carrots: What could be better than sweet winter carrots?
  • Collards: Lots of recipes in your packet!
  • Garlic: Beautiful Music is one of our longest storing and most productive garlic. The large cloves have a nice medium to hot garlicky flavor.
  • Kohlrabi: I know, they are GIGANTIC and slightly intimidating. And they are amongst the most sweet crunchy yummy things in the winter share! I took some on vacation with me over the holidays – we drove, so there was plenty of room : ) I put them out with a few other veggies on a crudités platter and they were the first thing to be devoured!
  • Leeks: Nice small tender white stalks are a great addition to any dish that calls for onions. Or treat yourself to a leek tart or try this decadent recipe using Grand Central puff pastry. They would also make a nice leek & potato soup with the Yellow Finn potatoes.
  • Onions: Both cippolini and yellow Patterson onions in the share this week.
  • Potatoes: Yummy Yellow Finn
  • Winter Squash – Hubbard or Blue Kuri:  We grew some large hubbard squash this year because they have a good reputation for storing well through the winter season. Knowing that most folks don’t want a 30lb squash, no matter how tasty it is, we have cut them for you into more manageable sizes. These varieties are nice roasted and would also make a really good soup. You might also want to try this novel recipe for Winter Squash Caponata.

Coming soon…  we’ll start including some of our dried crops in the share – heirloom beans, popcorn and hot peppers!