Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CSA Week #29

This week's box has eggs, celeriac, carrot medley, French breakfast radishes, apple cider, fingerling and red potatoes, bosc pears, kale, red onion, and leeks.

I wasn't sure what exactly celeriac is.A quick google search tells me it is a kind of celery grown as a root vegetable and it can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a celery flavour and is often used as a flavouring in soups and stews. It can also be used on its own, usually mashed, or used in casseroles, gratins, and baked dishes. The hollow stalk of the upper plant is sometimes cut into drinking straw lengths, rinsed, and used in the serving of tomato-based drinks such as the Bloody Mary cocktail. The tomato juice is lightly flavoured with celery as it passes through the stalk. Celeriac normally keeps well and should last three to four months if stored between 32-41 degrees Fahrenheit and not allowed to dry out. (Thanks Wikipedia!).

Next week is our last CSA of the year!

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