Monday, May 23, 2011

What to Do With Your Share---Week 2

The freshness continues this week with the arrival of the Hakurei turnips. A big bunch is coming your way, so be sure to use the whole lot, tops and all. Add them to a stir fry, eat them raw, cook and mash them, there are lots of possibilities.

The green changes this week too with the addition of tat soi. We use it just like we would spinach and as a core ingredient in stir frys.

Stir Fry Soup

One thing to remember with this week's share is that it is still stir-fry season. We like Asian cuisine because it is adept at using lots of vegetables in a hot, cold, or fermented dish. Monday night we cooked up a stir fry using the week's vegetables and some stuff from the fridge.

To make things a little more interesting, and to make an even heartier dish we added chicken stock (you can also use vegetable or beef stock) just as we were done making the stir fry and made it a soup. Serve it in a nice big soup bowl over rice, garnish with cilantro, and it's a meal.

Radish Suggestions

Radishes it seems are one of those vegetables that people love or hate. We love them because they are a great snack in the field. We wipe off the dirt and crunch into them. Their juiciness and spiciness are a refreshing treat when we walk by the patch.

Emily Akins knows how to enjoy them and came up with her own radish sandwich recipe on her blog (check our Blog Roll).

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