Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We have a couple of pretty veggies coming this week, in the form of multicolored carrots (kids love eating purple carrots) and watermelon radishes, which are red on the inside and green on the outside. Here’s the full list.
Bok choy – Naegelin
Tangerines – Oasis Gardens
Bibb lettuce or mixed baby greens – My Father’s Farm
Green beans – Naegelin
Turnip greens – Acadian
Watermelon radishes – Fruitful Farm
Sweet Italian peppers – Lundgren
Multicolored carrots – Animal Farm
Cilantro – Acadian
I’ll be making:
Watermelon radish salad with cilantro – This lets the pretty radishes shine. Sub your lettuce for the romaine. Also, instead of the avocado dressing originally called for, whip up a citrus vinaigrette with some tangerine juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. I bet throwing in some tangerine sections would be good, too.
Bok choy, carrot, and green bean stir-fry – I’m taking this general idea and heavily adapting it. Double the ingredients (the recipe says it serves six, but, looking at the amounts it calls for, I don’t buy it). Add more soy sauce. I’m also going to up the protein content by stir-frying cubed chicken or pork (seasoned with salt and pepper) before adding the veggies, so you’ll need to use more oil. Tofu would be yummy, too. Finally, I’ll probably throw in some chopped cilantro at the end, and serve everything over brown rice or another whole grain.
Hot wilted greens – Add chopped Italian peppers to the onion mixture. I love the addition of balsamic vinegar and pecans here.
This week, we’re getting:
Butternut squash – Massey
Onions – Naegelin
Potatoes – Naegelin
Black-eyed peas – Naegelin
Sorrel or lettuce
Lentil sprouts – Groovy Greens
Okra – Bradshaw
Sweet Italian peppers – Lundgren
Limes – G&S Groves
Rosemary – Pure Luck
Indian cucumber – My Father’s Farm
So I’m making:
Lentil sprout spread – Looks like a good dip.
Potato squash casserole – This has sausage to make a hearty one-pot meal.
Okra and black-eyed pea saute – Use some of last week’s hot peppers here if you still have some, or just use the sweet peppers we’re getting this week if you want a milder dish.
Indian cucumber soup with mint – This recipe calls for regular cukes, not the Indian one we’re getting, but I’m going to try using the Indian one here because they taste pretty similar.
Rosemary roast pork loin – Make this on the weekend and you’ll have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches and whatnot throughout the week.
If you get lettuce, try this sweet pepper salad with lime dressing (use your lettuce in place of the arugula). If you get sorrel, this tabbouleh with sorrel and lime looks tasty. Add chopped sweet peppers to up the veggie content.
Posted in 1. LOCAL BOX, cooking from local box
Tagged black-eyed pea, butternut squash, Indian cucumber, lentil sprouts, lettuce, limes, okra, onions, potatoes, rosemary, sorrel, sweet peppers
Greenling, you’re throwing me a curveball this week. Eggplant, okra AND figs? Lots of my favorite textures there. =/ Luckily, I’ve got a plan!
This week, we’re getting figs, blueberries from Berry Best, watermelon from Acadian, peaches from Cooper Orchards, baby leeks from Animal Farm, crimini mushrooms from Kitchen Pride, eggplant from Tecalote, okra from Acadian, sweet Italian peppers from Lundgren, cucumbers from Acadian, lettuce from Bluebonnet Hydroponics, and herbs from Tecalote. So here’s what I’m making:
- Baba ganoush (making it just like I make hummus, as David Lebovitz’s didn’t really do it for me) with pita chips
- Green salad with cucumbers and herbs
- Goat stew with italian peppers and okra
- Bison steaks with a blueberry sauce
Do you have any “problem” veggies that come in your CSA box?
Posted in cooking from local box
Tagged blueberries, crimini mushrooms, cucumber, eggplant, fig, herbs, leeks, lettuce, okra, peaches, sweet peppers, watermelon
Here’s what to look for in this week’s Local Box:
- sweet peppers
- garlic chives
- purple hull peas
- pattypan squash
- sweet potatoes
- yellow squash
- pattypan & zephyr squash
- cantaloupe or canary melons
- eggplant, purple or white
- onions, 1015, yellow granix or red burgundy
- peppers, bell, serrano, jalapeno
- red potatoes
Tagged bell pepper, canary melon, cantaloupe, eggplant, garlic chives, herbs, jalapeno, okra, onion, pattypan squash, peaches, purple hull peas, red potato, serrano, sweet peppers, zephyr