What’s in the box
Kohlrabi, cabbage, zucchini, salad turnips,
salad greens, green onions & garlic scapes.
- Kohlrabi is a strange-looking vegetable – sort of like a cross between a little cabbage and a turnip. It is considered a root vegetable, though the edible round globe grows above ground. Kohlrabi is most often eaten raw – just peeled & sliced. The taste & texture resembles fresh, crunchy broccoli stems, with a bit of radish thrown in. Use on raw vegetable platters and serve with a creamy dip. Grated kohlrabi can be added to slaws. We like to spiralize our kohlrabi and use it instead of pasta. Kohlrabi can also be steamed or boiled – when the bulbs are tender, peel skin, and season with butter, salt, and pepper, a cheese sauce, or just enjoy plain. They are good for mashing with other vegetables – parsnips, carrots or potatoes. Kohlrabi absorbs the flavour of other ingredients making it ideal to add to soup, stew and stir-fries. The bulbs should be stored, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the fridge. They will hold for a week. Our favourite way to cook kohlrabi is to sautée it in butter & garlic(scapes) for just a few minutes. Then add just a dash of nutmeg. Delicious!
- The early cabbages are ready! You have told us you prefer smaller cabbages, so that’s what we grow. These are a good size, just right for a meal or two.
- Zucchini are coming on strong! Green, yellow and striped – they all taste similar and can be used the same way. Enjoy!
- We’re coming to the end of our salad turnips. Enjoy them in your box for perhaps the final time.
- Salad greens of some kind, green onions and garlic scapes complete the box this week.
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