DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (Dec 1st edition)

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Winter is my favorite time of year for cabbage! The beautiful semi-savoyed varieties are green with pretty purple highlights. They get sweeter as the weather gets colder and they’re great braised with bacon, as a quick slaw with apple & nuts, made into fritters or added to vegetable curry. All those recipes and more are available at your 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…

  • Beets: Big fat beautiful red winter beets! Some of my favorite go-to beet recipes are here. These roots also have glorious greens that can be cooked just like their cousins, chard and spinach.
  • Cabbage: Winter cabbage is so tasty! Like many of the brassicasea family, it gets sweeter with all the cold weather.
  • Carrots: Wow! Love those sweet winter carrots.
  • Celeriac: While technically related to celery and sometimes called celery root, this vegetable is really a thing unto itself. It adds a mild celery flavor and can be roasted with other roots, added to soup or grated into salad. Here is my favorite recipe for traditional french Celery Remoulade and there are lots more ideas in the recipe packet.
  • Collards: Lots of recipes in your packet!
  • Garlic: Beautiful Music is one of our longest storing and most productive garlic’s. The large cloves have a nice medium to hot garlicky flavor.
  • Kohlrabi: These are gigantic and super tasty! Make them into matchsticks and mix them into salad. Or cut carrot sized chunks for sweet raw snacks. They also roast up will with the other root veggies.
  • Leeks: These are long well blanched King Richard leeks!  Sauté the tender white part and use in your favorite recipe. The dark green ends make excellent soup stock.
  • Black Spanish Radish/ Nero Tondo: Another under apprecited but very interesting vegetable, this looks very different than your regular red radish. It has a dark exterior and creamy white interior and the healthy  attributes are aclaimed across many cultures.
  • Winter Squash, Acorn & Delicata: These little acorn squash make a perfect single serving when cut in half and baked. Delicata squash are one of my favorites too – bake them or make these beautiful little squash rings.

Coming soon… Brussel Sprouts!