Citrus Beats Turnips 4 to 3

weekly CSA produce share
Is that an orange cauliflower? Yes!

As part of our share, we picked up a bunch of about 3 turnips. Now, we have a hard time finding good uses for turnips. They seem to have a slightly metallic and medicine-y taste that shows through in nearly every preparation. Yes, we know some people like them, whereas, we tolerate them. So, if we get them, we’ll eat them, but we won’t be overjoyed.

This week, the trading baskets helped us out. Since people often have fruits and vegetables they don’t like, the CSA has a set of trading baskets, with the idea that you can trade one of your share items for another, which helps you get the produce you enjoy. We expected to find it filled with turnips; we were wrong. Instead, it was mostly grapefruit. We don’t understand that, since we like grapefruit, but that’s the beauty of the trades. We snapped up four grapefruit for our turnips so quickly it would make your head spin.

So, this week our share consisted of:

  • Grapefruit (4)
  • I’itoi onions (1 bunch)
  • Gold onions (2)
  • Cauliflower (1 head), we picked an orange head, there were also light green ones
  • Purple mustard (1 bunch)
  • Salad mix (1 bag)
  • Turnips (1 bunch), traded for four more grapefruit
  • Acorn squash (1)

Let’s see what we do with the produce this week.

Update 12 February: The acorn squash we baked up up with a bit of butter, along with a couple of sweet potatoes for an orange lunch (we also had an orange). We’ve been eating the grapefruit just as you would an orange, peel and eat. The cauliflower went into a new recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Risotto. Yummy. And the purple mustard became a quick dinner of Dal Saag.

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