Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Roots and Shoots Farm - 16th Week of CSA Food 2013

This is my Roots and Shoots Farm CSA basket heading into Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a holiday where my people count on the traditional favourites.  It might be risky business to mess with those expectations.

The onions typically go into the stuffing and the giblet stock.  The carrots, acorn squash and potatoes get roasted with a minimal of extra flavours. They have their own earthy taste in the mouth.  Together on the plate they need to share the stage, complement the other and of course, go well with gravy!

I could get away with turning that kohlrabi into slaw again, if I can find a decent Northern Spy.  The garlic won't make it to the end of the week, since it's a daily staple.  I patiently wait for those green tomatoes to take colour.  They will.  The leek has already been set aside for soup.

But kale for Thanksgiving would be something new. We've never had kale for Thanksgiving before.  Have you?

1 Bunch of Red Russian Kale
1 Bunch of Dinosaur Kale
1 Quart of Carrots
1 Quart of Chieftain Potatoes
2 Delicata Squash
1 Acorn Squash
1 Bunch of Leek
2 Cooking Onions
1 Garlic
3 Green Tomatoes
1 Bunch of Hakurei Turnips


  1. Ciao Ann
    Mi chiamo Victoria, ma tutti mi chiamano Vica
    Mi piace il tuo blog e quello che scrivi, le tue foto sono bellissime!
    Ti seguo qui e su facebook con piacere ;)
    Anche io ho un blog di cucina, sei sempre la benvenuta se vuoi ;)
    Saluti dalla Sicilia! ♥

  2. Someone just told me about your blog and also "Cooking With Mr. C. on Facebook. I just "Liked" his page and came to your site. I love when people share blogs with each other. Denise


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