Author: Danielle Levitt

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

For those of you familiar with the CSA, these curly beauties are a welcome friend.  For those new to the CSA experience, this may be one of your first “experimental” vegetables.

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Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Here’s an easy recipe that’s great if you have a head of lettuce that you have to use right away.  Even if you don’t, it’s still a delicious side dish to any Asian meal.  Simple to make, with common ingredients, it’s a keeper for sure.  Try different lettuce varieties.  Serves 4-6 as a side dish. (more…)

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is neither a root nor a leafy vegetable but a swollen stem (a member of the cabbage family) that grows perched on top of the ground.  This versatile veggie is underutilized in the U.S. but is common in Central Europe and Asia.  Some claim it tastes a little like a turnip, others like a cabbage. Not surprising since it was bred from a combination of the German “kohl” (cabbage) and “rabi” (turnip). It is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C and also includes some calcium and vitamin A.  The taste and texture is similar to that of a broccoli stem, accented by radish, but is much sweeter and milder. (more…)

Too Blue for You Mashed Potatoes

“Too Blue for You” Mashed Potatoes

Blue potatoes may look a little strange, but they are delicious!  These potatoes have a meaty flesh that is great for mashing.  The blue color will fade a bit as they cook.  This recipe came from Organic Gardening magazine. (more…)

Beet Meatloaf

Beet Meatloaf

Don’t be frightened by the color of this beet meatloaf recipe from www.susangreeley.com.  It’s really quite delicious!  Of course, if you already have a favorite meatloaf or burger recipe, you could probably try adding shredded beets to that instead.  Mix in some shredded parsley or chopped onion for more flavor. (more…)

Skillet Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Skillet Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Parsnips and carrots are a classic fall side dish.  It’s best to use parsnips less than an inch wide, as wider parsnips tend to have tough, fibrous cores that are best trimmed and discarded.  Using warm water will help the sugar dissolve more readily. This recipe comes from Cook’s Illustrated and can also be found on genius kitchen.  Serves 6-8. (more…)