Hi everyone, Jess here to chat about the lovely veggies you’ll find in the 5th and final installment of the Fall Bridge CSA.
With the winter CSA starting this coming week (hooray!!!), the bridge CSA brings us right to the Winter CSA. It works out that Saturday shareholders will be picking up 2 boxes on the same day! Fear not as the boxes will allow you to start the winter season stocked with a healthy supply of delicious veggies for your winter storage bins. A majority of the veggies in this week’s boxes store well, so take your time and enjoy. The boxes also contain lots of lovely trimmings that minimize your need for a lot of shopping, a win-win!
- Potatoes– These lovely blue taters have a slightly denser and creamier quality when compared to their buddies. This past couple of weeks, we enjoyed them in a hash (with onion and Springdell Breakfast Sausage) and sliced into rounds and roasted.
- Onions– Onions store fabulously in a cool dark onion bin – check, pull and immediately use any that are losing their texture, as they may be fixing to sprout. My ripcord idea when I get a lot of onions is usually to caramelize a batch and then add with wild abandon to just about any dish.
- Shallots– I store mine near the onions. If/when the greeenhouse parsley graces the shares (as it sometimes has been known to do) try a little Shallot and Parsley Pan Sauce with a big ol’ Springdell Steak! Shallots also go amazing with apples, and can be used in a lovely pan sauce. Add pork chops and sage to the mix, and you have dinner!
- Turnip– My last turnips were shredded for a Taco Tuesday topping, and a few leftovers went into a cream sauce for my lunch the next day. This week will be the Apple Turnip Pot Pie recipe from a fellow CSA blogger. Turnip Soufflé or Creamy Turnip Soup are other yummy ideas.
- Carrots– Unlike the summer carrots, I store these in the fridge right in the bag after a quick rinse and damp dry. As you may have read, in our household I don’t get to cook with these too often because the boys enjoy them raw over cooked. A quick trip through the mandolin slicer and the kids eat them like chips.
- Cranberries! – A delicious tartness that can be made into a traditional cranberry sauce, or sprinkled into sweet baked goods. My last batch of cranberrries were sugared and utterly snackable. I may adorn a butternut squash soup and/or scones with some cranberries this week…
- Johnny Putt Greens– A lovely mix of nutrient-packed greens, complete with microgreens (we have peppery micro radishes in our bag, but you may get something different).
- Butternut & Acorn Squash– These beauties like to live in a cool and dark place (mine live in a crate in my basement by the bulkhead door, and I check them once or twice a week to make sure they’re happy.
That’s about it on this end. I hope you enjoy your week, please keep the questions, comments and ideas coming! I’ll keep on trucking over here and see you back here soon.