The week has been extremely hectic for me but surprisingly, I’ve been able to make use of a decent chunk of my produce, so I thought I’d give a quick update with links to recipes (since I have little time).
I cut up the turnips in cubes, placed them in a roasting pan with cubed apples, sweet potatoes and dried cranberries. I added lemon juice, butter and brown sugar, put them in the oven and voila. The dish was a sweet treat. (See Cooking Light recipe).
My attempts to make cilantro pesto failed (don’t ask) but I managed to rescue it and turn it into a cilantro vinaigrette. Unfortunately, I went overboard with the salt so D suggested we use it to marinade chicken. We did and then grilled it. They say great discoveries are really mostly accidents. (See Real Simple recipe).
Fearing that I would lose the lovely lemongrass by letting it sit for too long, I made tea. It brought me memories of Colombia. There, my family drinks herbal teas throughout the day and you can find delicious natural fruit and herb teas in restaurants all around. I love the citrusy, fresh scent of the tea.
The callaloo, chard, fennel and a couple of daikon radishes (I’ve eaten the rest in salads) are still sitting there and it’s already time to pick up my next box. This really takes practice and discipline, but I’m enjoying the experience.
Next up, I may try this carrot and fennel soup that, like a godsent, arrived in my inbox today, courtesy of Candace at I Shot the Chef.
[tags] community suported agriculture, CSA, food [/tags]