Monday, November 22, 2010

New Food!

Ahh! What a weekend and what a lunch to start this short week! It highlights the fact that we got our first winter share from the CSA.
  • CSA salad: lettuce, carrots, beets and peppers
  • Kashi Go Lean cereal
  • apple
This is what we got:
I've got a pretty good idea of what to do with most of the items. But there are a few things are throwing me for a loop. Can you guess which ones:
  • kale
  • bok choy
  • tatsoi
  • lettuce
  • broccoli
  • scallions
  • carrots
  • celery root
  • beets
  • yellow onions
  • fingerling potatoes
  • butternut squash
  • Crispin apples
  • apple cider
Yep, that's right, BEETS! I thought they were radishes and I put them in my salad this morning because they weren't bloody at all. They weren't that tasty, but I sliced them very thinly and ate them with the delicious carrots and they were kind of masked. I wonder if this is some form of bloodless beet that will change my life. They do taste like dirt though. Are they worth roasting? I'm scared the blood will start to flow once they're heated. Will cooking them intensify the dirt taste? Jeez, beets are the bane of my existence! Also:
You see that green spiny ball of dirt hiding behind the red balls of dirt? That's a celery root. Now what the hell am I supposed to do with that?!


  1. Definitely cook the beets. They will taste a heck of a lot better!

  2. you can boil down the root and make a sauce or a mash. look up celeriac (that's what that celery root is) and find recipes. tastes mild, responds well to seasonings.