Frosty Produce

csa produce share
Our share of produce for the week.

We’ve had a bit of a cold spell here, which might not be so bad, but it also means that the field where our food is grown is undergoing hard freezes. In general, that’s not good for the crops. Fortunately for us, our farmer plans for these hard frosts, and, while many of the greens will be damaged or killed, many of the root crops are still fine. So last night we picked up:

  • Carrots (1 bunch)
  • Navel oranges (2)
  • Purple-top turnips (4)
  • Red La Soda potatoes (6)
  • Red Russian kale (1 bunch)
  • Black radishes (4)
  • Black beans (1 bag)

Of these, probably our least favorite is the turnips. We just have a difficult time finding a recipe for turnips that we really like. Sure some are better than others, but none — so far — make us want to rush out and buy some ‘nips. So this time we tried making a Turnip Gratin with lots of cheese. Not bad, but still a bit turnippy; we’ll post it anyway, for those who want to try a new way of having their turnips.

Update 20 January: The black radishes we peeled, sliced, and placed in a glass of water in the fridge. These radish chips got munched down as little snacks. Oranges went into a fruit salad, and the kale went into eggs-in-a-nest — recipe coming soon.

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