October 16, 2013

What’s in the box this week?

Standard Shares include

Roma Tomatoes – Their meaty flesh makes Romas a good canning or sauce tomato.

Baby Chard & Kale Mix – With their tender leaves, baby chard and kale are an excellent base for a fresh salad.

Kohlrabi – Check out this week’s recipe featuring kohlrabi!  A member of the cabbage family, its leaves can be used as cabbage or broccoli leaf, and its root can be used like a turnip.

Mixed Bell Peppers – Roasted peppers are a great addition to homemade hummus.  Just roast in the oven and add to the blender with your other ingredients.

Baby Fennel – Brown and then braise in a little stock with some lemon zest. Squeeze a lemon over the fennel and serve with parmesan.

Thyme – Some people suggest adding thyme (either in its fresh or dried form) toward the end of the cooking process, as heat can easily cause a loss of its delicate flavor

Egg Shares include eggs from our certified organic, pasture-raised, happy hens.

Preserve Shares  Spicy Dill Pickles

Vegetable Forecast  Acorn Squash, Pomegranate, Kale, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Cayenne, Sage, Garlic

Don’t forget – you can always add extra items to your order at our Online Market

News

If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll be seeing us about town… and not just to drop off your CSA box or make deliveries.  Our partner, the local distributor Good Eggs, is featuring May and the Say Hay team in its latest “Eat With Us” campaign to promote local food purveyors.  Keep an eye out for Say Hay on area billboards and at bus stops, and please do let us know if you see us!

Pic of the week  The Say Hay Team

Recipe

Kohlrabi Salad

Do you find yourself staring at the extraterrestrial-looking visitor in your Say Hay box, wondering how to prepare kohlrabi?  Fear not!  I found this week’s recipe at Food52, a great website that allows cooks to exchange recipes and ideas.  Kohlrabi salad is easy to make and delicious.

  • 1 kohlrabi
  • 1/2 apple, such as Gala
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper (or thai chili)
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

With a sharp knife, cut off the ‘branches’ of the kohlrabi, and peel it with a vegetable peeler.  Cut the kohlrabi and apple into matchsticks either using a sharp knife or a mandolin.  Toss the kohlrabi and apple matchsticks with the remaining ingredients, and chill before eating.

 

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