Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Winter CSA - March

Here's the March share that we picked up a few days ago. Notice anything... unusual?

That's right! GREENS!!! That's a bag of fresh baby spinach in the top left. Thank goodness for greenhouses (the ground's still frozen here). There's also a bag of alfalfa-radish sprouts, which have a slightly spicy bite. Other than that, we've got the winter usual - potatoes, carrots, daikon, celeriac, beets, and rutabagas. A few of the potatoes are huge, so I'm thinking they are good candidates for baking. Maybe we'll top them with some veggie chili.

Does anyone have any rutabaga recipes to share? I'd like to try something a bit different with these. I'll use most of the carrots, celeriac, and beets to make more of that amazing shredded salad, and I'm toying with a few different options for the daikon.


A_and_N said...

Hi...first time visitor :) I am not sure if you like Indian style food but rutabaga is similar to turnip so we make something called 'koottu'. you essentially boil cubed rutabaga with some bengal gram lentils, add some turmeric and powdered coriander seeds, dried red chili and coconut (all lightly roasted), salt and finally splutter some mustard seeds, asafoetida in some oil and toss it on top and mix it :)

Anna N said...

I'm a fan of roasting cubed rutabaga with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme or whatever spice you want. Or, this looks good, but I haven't tried it:

Indian Rutabaga with Ginger and Lemon

Sarah said...

Thank you for the suggestions! Those all sound amazing. I do love Indian food. I'll have to try one of those this week.