With all the recent flooding at Harmony Valley Farm we had a reduced box this week. They have lost a good bit of their crops and as a result we are getting less than we normally would at this time of year.
This week’s box included garlic scapes, potato onions, kohlrabi, strawberries (I left them in the fridge and didn’t snap any pictures, maybe I’ll add some later), head lettuce, broccoli, Napa cabbage, and red komatsuna. I have never eaten kohlrabi but after doing some poking around online I found out that they are excellent to eat raw or roasted. The weekly update sheet that comes with the box had an excellent and simple recipe for roasting the kohlrabi which I put into good use tonight.
Simply put, salt and pepper, oil, and the chunked vegetable along with some of the garlic scapes in the oven at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. I put them in with some jerk pork chops that I defrosted and the house smells amazing. After cutting up the kohlrabi I took some of the raw slices for a taste and found that I really enjoyed them. As soon as I plated the roasted kohlrabi my mouth was watering — they just smelled so good and they tasted even better!
After dinner I had Kim slice up some of the CSA strawberries and throw some Splenda on top. It was definitely a nice way to enjoy a good bit from our box this week and was a tasty and sweet dessert. Yummo.
We had planned on going down to the farm this weekend to pick strawberries and camp but with all the rain that they got this week along with the 12.5″ of rain earlier this month I figured it would be better if we stayed at home and enjoyed the mostly nice weather that’s predicted for this weekend. While I was chatting with Kim about or lack of plans she mentioned that she would like to head over to Stockholm, WI for lunch at the Bogus Creek Cafe and Bakery before heading over to the Original Nelson Cheese Factory in Nelson, WI for some wine and cheese. I’m about to call up Chris and Laura and see if they’re interested in joining us. Knowing that Chris won’t pass up some good tap beer, some wine and some tasty treats I’m sure I can convince them :)