B and I picked up our third week of our Fresh Fork Market CSA goodies last night and have already started to enjoy some of the new goodies. But you’ll have to wait to hear about that – because this post is to share with you what we did with week two. (Week one, plus my roast chicken recipe is here)
So, what did we get last week? Week Two included:
- 1 package pork chops
- 1 bulb kohlrabi (yes, it’s a thing that you eat, not an alien like it sounds or looks like as I will prove to you below despite what B thinks)
- 1 bunch collard greens
- 1.5 lb. bag organic rolled oats
- 1 bunch garlic scapes
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 bunch mustard greens
- 1 quart strawberries
Let me show you:
So what did we make this week?
- Strawberries – we just ate those. B actually ate them exactly a week after we picked them up – he likes strawberries when they get a little overdone and start to taste like they have champagne or something in them. It’s gross. Don’t get me wrong – the idea of strawberries soaked in champagne is awesome (and I know it’s been done) but the idea of strawberries a little overripe? Ick. But that means I can eat them when they’re fresh, B can eat the ones I don’t finish when they’re ripe. We make a good team like that.
- Spinach – I sauteed it as soon as I got it and ate it for breakfast the next morning with my usual eggs and lentils for breakfast.
- Collard greens – I made B some oven “fried” chicken, with collard greens and mashed white beans for dinner one night. I sauteed them with some leftover chicken stock from last week’s chicken, plus some oil and garlic. Not too bad!
- Oats – tbd. May make some cookies. Or oatmeal. Or oat bars. Who knows! I have plenty of recipes in mind, like Special K cookies, Monster cookies, chocolate peanut butter caramel oat bars, or perhaps something new.
- Pork, mustard greens and garlic scapes – B made a delicious mustard pork with the mustard greens and garlic scapes. I am not typically a pork chop fan – but it was really good!
- Kohlrabi – Kohlrabi slaw! Yup. Kohlrabi slaw. The newest best refreshing unique side dish to bring to your summer bbq. Or just to lunch. See below.
Kohlrabi – the alien vegetable. What do you do with it? How do you cook it? How do you know it’s not an alien? B doesn’t think it looks like an alien but take a look at the side by side comparison I’ve shared with you, below.
Apparently it is a vegetable (B is always right but don’t tell him I said that) and you can roast it (which I did … it was delish!) or make a slaw (which I also did, that B liked). The slaw was super easy and required practically no ingredients, so I’m sharing it with you!
So here’s a recipe for you to enjoy the next time you find yourself with this funny little alien vegetable.
Easy Kohlrabi Slaw
Here’s what you need:
- 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 kohlrabi
- 4 carrots
- salt and pepper to taste
Here’s what you do:
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar and mustard.
- Peel kohlrabi and carrots. I used a carrot peeler for the carrots but a knife for the kohlrabi to make sure I removed the entire outer hard shell.
- Grate the kohlrabi and the carrots into the salad bowl. Mix well until the carrot and kohlrabi are well coated with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- You’re done – enjoy! It’s a nice refreshing slaw that goes well with burgers, chicken, or even on its own!