Box # 5 June 31st & July 5th
Finally some new tasties are coming to the table! They're not coming on too fast yet so this week each box includes an assortment of zucchini and patty-pan summer squash, dragon's egg cucumbers, and armenian cucumbers. Each box has at least one cucumber and one squash. Our cabbages have been coming in too. We're very pleased to have fresh cabbage around. The other night we made burgers and used cabbage leaves as the bun/wrapper. Very delicious and they contained the burger + condiments well.
This Weeks Box Includes:
a medium bag of lettuce
a green cabbage
a small radish bunch
a bunch of parsley
Some cooking ideas
I'd like to report that one of Sequoia's favorite foods lately has been kohlrabi. I peel it, cut it into chunks or strips (think ether home fries or french fries), and bake it at 400 until soft. You could also cut up beets/turnips/radishes/potatoes/sweet potatoes/carrots and roast with the kohlrabi in a similar fashion. You could leave them plain or toss in a bit of olive oil with salt and any other spices first before roasting. While roasting, it is best to open the oven at least once to stir them around so they roast easily
Another thought for this week's box is coleslaw! I haven't gotten to making any yet since the cabbages have been coming in, but I fully intend to make one with shredded cabbage, peeled then shredded kohlrabi, and shredded radishes (sounds like a good combo for a lacto-ferment/sauerkraut too!). I'm not strict about whether coleslaw should be vinegar based or mayo based, and I think this combo would be tasty with both. I'm thinking red wine vinegar and tarragon would make a nice seasoning to it. Or sesame oil and rice vinegar, topped with sesame seeds. I always try to make a coleslaw at least a few hours before I intend to eat it (or the day before), as the flavor of the dish really improves if it allowed to marinate. I'm not always so well timed though and its fine to just make and eat too.
Or, if coleslaw isn't your thing, this box would make a nice tabhooli-like salad. Diced cucumbers, sliced radishes, diced kohlrabi, and finely chopped parsley all tossed in some type of cooked grain (bulger wheat, quinoa, millet) with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and a pinch of cumin. You could also add chopped onions or garlic to this too.
Orrrr, cabbage and summer squash go really nicely sauteed up with some onions in pasta sauce. And finely chopped parsley goes well in hamburgers. Lots of possibilities!
Whether its cabbage "buns" or cabbage slaw, We hope you enjoy barbecue season!!