Today is collection day at the farm. We really look forward to Thursdays as it is so exciting to see what goodies we’ll be taking home.
Below is a list of last week’s farm harvest…
Image by Brandon Mckenney for Seven Springs Farm
When we first started there were a few veges that took a little bit of getting used to, working out exactly how to prepare them and use them in family meals. But, I’ve pretty much got it down now.
- Parsnip cut into chunks, I roast these in the oven… they’re especially good roasted with a little honey.
- Carrots I can’t get these past the kids… they’re usually gone by the end of the weekend… several of them are eaten before we even get home from the farm!
- Broadbeans and peas our new favourite family pastime is shelling these and eating them at the table… they usually don’t even last until the weekend!
- Pak Choi stir fries
- Radish we eat these by themselves, throw them in salads, or (surprisingly) use them in our stir-fries.
- Mizuna & Mibuna these threw me for a while, but I find them best wilted and used in a frittata or in a stir-fry.
- Kale I am still mastering the “kale chip” (still burning more than I’m transforming!) but I’ve been using it in our frittatas, stir-fries, and also as a side just like silverbeet or spinach
- Fennel is one of my favourite vegetables in the world. My favourite way to prepare it is to braise it with tomatoes, onions, chilli, anchovies (luckily we still have a jar in our fridge to work our way through!) and olives – yummy! (Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) Barry doesn’t like it at all prepared this way…
- Broccoli Raab was a new-to-me vegetable when we joined the CSA. I really love to eat them as soon as we pick up our week’s harvest… but they are also good in stir-fries.
- Zucchini, obviously in stir-fries… but I also make courgette or carrot muffins for the girls as snacks for the week.
- Lettuce in salads and sandwiches.
I’m stumped. We’ve had a hectic week, and I haven’t had a chance to really investigate what to do with this mystery vegetable. Please let me know if you have any great recipes or simple ideas as to how to use it!!
My goal for this weekend is to use kohlrabi in at least one meal. Wish me luck!