This Week’s CSA Box

Veggie Tips

We are switching the boxes over to our Thanksgiving Week box (so the contents have changed from earlier in the week). We hope that you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Butternut Squash: This is what we use when we make pumpkin pie! See our Recipe of the Week.

 

Carrots: Oh boy, we just love these carrots. If you want any for yourself you may need to hide them. On the other hand, if you have people around that like to snack and you want to encourage healthy snacking, just wash and slice up a few of these, and leave them out for you and your friends.

 

Celery Root/Celeriac: Celery flavor without so much fiber. You can use the leaves to flavor broths and stews. Peel the skin off of the root and use it in vegetable roasts, stews or gratin. Celery root is wonderful pureed into soup.

 

Pomegranates: Our web site has a video showing how to easily get pomegranate seeds ready to eat. Sprinkle these seeds on your salads, steamed vegetables, or on top of your cakes. They aren’t super-sweet this year, so if you are using them in a dessert you might want to stir a little bit of syrup over them to make them extra delicious.

 

Kale: Simmer kale in olive oil and garlic with just the moisture that remains attached to the leaves after washing. Long and slow is the way to go. Here’s a great recipe for Kale. It uses an onion, but you could substitute the leeks.

 

Leeks: These leeks will be the basis of many of the meals that you make from this week’s box. If you cut them lengthwise you can more easily make sure that you clean out any soil that is hidden under the outer leaves.

 

Lettuce: Here’s a great recipe for vinaigrette: Mix together: 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (red will also work), 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 3 tablespoons Full Belly Farm safflower oil.

 

Potatoes: Another Thanksgiving week staple. These are fresh dug new potatoes and will need to be refrigerated.

 

Rosemary: Everyone needs some herbs for Thanksgiving week! NOTE: YOUR ROSEMARY WILL BE IN WITH THE POTATOES!