CSA Harvest #9: August 20 & 22

we have a wide assortment of eggplant, you might receive these:

eggplants

or these:

 

Eggplant! Orient Express and Calliope, August  2012

or these!

assorted eggplant

 

in your crate

garlic (more to come)

onions (more to come)

winterbor kale

basil

eggplant (full crates only- trickling in)

green peppers, assorted (trickling in)

turnips (see recipes below)

kohlrabi (gigante!)

sunflowers and amaranth (see photo below)

broccoli or cabbage

tomatoes in community crate

cukes

zukes

summer squash

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turnips

turnips aug 2013

4 quick turnip recipes

(from realsimple.com)

Sautéed Turnips and Greens
Cook peeled and cut-up turnips and sliced garlic in olive oil in a large skillet until tender. Add the turnip greens and cook until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Roasted Turnips With Ginger
Peel and cut turnips into wedges. Toss with sliced fresh ginger, canola oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and roast at 400° F until tender.

Mashed Turnips With Crispy Bacon
Simmer peeled and cut-up turnips in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash with butter, salt, and pepper. Fold in crumbled cooked bacon and chopped chives; top with shaved Parmesan.

Creamy Leek and Turnip Soup
Cook thinly sliced leeks in butter in a large saucepan until soft. Add peeled and cut-up turnips and enough chicken broth to cover. Simmer until very tender. Puree until smooth, adding water or broth as necessary to adjust the consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nana's Mashed Turnip Recipe

 mashed turnips

  • 1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
  • 3 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 

Directions

 
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place turnip and potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, and drain.
  3. Mix milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar with the turnip and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until slightly lumpy.
  4. Transfer turnip mixture to a small baking dish. Dot with remaining butter. Cover loosely, and bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking about 8 minutes, until lightly browned.

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click here for 77 turnip recipes

(from allrecipes.com)

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sunflowers and amaranth ready for you

suns & amaranth aug 2013

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