Friday, June 15, 2012

CSA pick-up #2: 1 Ugly Vegetable and 1 Precious Fruit

I'll give you 50 cents if you can identify this vegetable.

I've never seen such a thing.   It looks like a purple octopus mated with a rutabaga.
So, what is it?  It's kohlrabi!  I plan to eat it like this.

The lighting in my living room was really pretty so I had a mini photoshoot with my fruit and veggies from this week's share.  Totally normal.

Garlic Scapes


 annnnnd I saved the best one for last.  It's so precious, I can't take it.

To recap, here's what I got this week:

A bunch of beets
1 head of Napa Cabbage
2 Tomatoes
6 garlic scapes
1 kolhrabi
1 quart strawberries

We did pretty good job utilizing all of last week's share.  We used all the broccoli (roasted it!),  made tons of salads with the lettuce, spinach, and radishes, made a compote with the rhubarb, and snacked away on all the strawberries. Also, I joined my co-ops facebook group so I can see what other people are making, and share what I've made.  It's been pretty helpful so far.  Working with a lot of these vegetables is pretty new to me, so I'm hoping the Facebook group will continue to be a good resource.


  1. Kolhrabi is so good and you're going to find your self wanting to buy them all the time! ALL the time. I look for them everywhere in the summer because it's such a short season. If you have the chance to get some green ones, I just peel them, cut them in slices and eat them, but make sure you always have them soaking in water or they will dry out!! :)

  2. Thanks for the tip, Sarah! I just called Cj and told him to put it in water! I can't wait to eat it. :)


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