Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dad's Birthday & Father's Day Celebrations + Kohlrabi fries

We celebrated Father's Day and my Dad's Birthday (which was Saturday) on Sunday.  We headed to the 99 for lunch and then opened gifts and had cake and ice cream at home.

My Southwest fire grilled Cobb Salad.  Amazing

Dad's chocolate cake!

Happy Birthday!
Yes, that is a sword you see across the bottom of the picture.
My share of the cake and ice cream.  Yum!
Later that day, CJ and I decided to cook up the Kolhrabi for dinner.  I found a recipe online for Kohlrabi fries so that is what we made.  They turned out pretty good, and was a healthier alternative to french fries.

Kohlrabi is "a member of the brassica family, those nutrient-dense cabbages (as well as kales, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower) whose phytochemicals are highly regarded for their antioxidant properties." Source.

Definitely a new taste for me.  I read that Kohlrabi "taste[s] like fresh, crunchy broccoli stems accented by radish. The name kohlrabi comes from the German kohl, meaning cabbage, and rabi, or turnip."

I'm glad this vegetable was in our farm share this week because otherwise I probably wouldn't have ever tried it.  Another perk of joining the CSA!


  1. Do you have any Kohlrabi left over? My fave is to eat it raw!! Those fries look divine!

  2. No, we fried the whole thing! Haha I did try a little bite of it raw and it tasted like a raw potato! I think I need to get used to it.

  3. I am going to try kohlrabi fries this week too! We got 2 from our CSA yesterday. Never had them before.. wish us luck!

  4. Nice! Yea, it's a good way to try them for the first time!


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