The Last Week of CSA Vegetables!

Oh! How time does fly! Here we are in the 18th -- and last -- week of fresh vegetables from Maine CSA Wolf Pine Farm.

It's been my pleasure to share a few favorite vegetable recipes each week. But vegetable recipes are a year-round affair here at A Veggie Venture (and it's not too soon to start planning for Thanksgiving vegetable recipes!) so I do hope you'll come back often.

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But here are this week's vegetables - your boxes are overflowing!

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Rutabagas - You'll find just a few rutabaga recipes but I do especially recommend the rutabaga and apple, perfect for fall!

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Potatoes - Oh there's nothing like just-dug potatoes! You'll find lots of recipe ideas for potatoes. If there are baking potatoes in the collection, do try my Sloooow-Baked Potatoes.

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Brussels Sprouts - There are plenty of Brussels sprouts recipes but do try the ones cooked with pancetta, also the wine-glazed Brussels sprouts.

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Kale - for recipe ideas, see the Leafy Greens recipes but if you can't use the greens for a day or so, I really recommend doing a quick cook right away as in Greek Greens

Apples - A bag, says Natalie.

Kohlrabi - See a handful of kohlrabi recipes but my favorite "recipe" is to peel and slice (and eat!) like an apple!

Carrots - A whole 5 pounds so you're going to want lots of new recipes, for sure. See all the Carrot recipes but I'd be tempted to tuck some (along with potatoes and maybe beans) into this salmon chowder. For something rich, there's the ultra-dreamy Creamy Carrot Puree. You could also do the very gorgeous Mashed Potatoes & Carrots. And I'll post a new carrot recipe on Monday that may appeal, an old Finnish recipe.

Salad Greens See all the recipes using lettuce and other salad greens, plus, do you know how to make salad dressing?

Cooking Greens - Here's a recipe inspired by Wolf Pine Farm, chard & chickpeas with feta. For other recipe ideas, see the Leafy Greens recipes but if you can't use the greens for a day or so, I really recommend doing a quick cook right away as in Greek Greens.

Pac Choi aka Bok Choy - Check the Bok Choy recipes for ideas.

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Chinese cabbage - Natalie, Stephen and I have been discussing what, exactly, Chinese cabbage is and have decided it's something between Napa cabbage and bok choy; if you'd like to make a meal from it, I recommend the tropical supper salad which pairs beautifully with tropical pork tenderloin. Otherwise, check the 'Chinese cabbage recipes' at Wolf Pine Farm.

Cilantro - For a list of recipes using cilantro, just search on 'cilantro' in the Search box at the top. Favorites include quick appetizers made with green chutney or almond cilantro spread, veggie burritos with cilantro sauce and for a vegetable, a Mexican flavor profile from Rick Bayless, green beans with tomatillo salsa dressing.

Scallions - Green onions are easy to use but there are at least one recipe where green onion is an 'essential' ingredient, quick 'n' easy side salad with Italian dressing.





Eat more vegetables! A Veggie Venture is the home of Veggie Evangelist Alanna Kellogg and is the award-winning source of free vegetable recipes, quick, easy, and yes, delicious. Start with the Alphabet of Vegetables or dive into all the Weight Watchers vegetable recipes or all the low carb vegetable recipes. © Copyright 2007




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Cooking Fall Vegetables - Week 17

Fall color!The tomatoes may be gone but no problem, the winter squash have started to come in!

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Winter Squash - Incessant squash, that's my fall! Here are the winter squash recipes and oh! so many favorites but for a first-squash-of-the-season, I'd recommend the fall classic, Acorn with Mustard & Honey.

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Daikon - I love daikon! It makes a great salad!

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Eggplant - See all the eggplant recipes. My favorite new 'recipe' for eggplant is impressive-looking but simple, delicious, I call it Roasted Baby Eggplant Halves with Herbs. And I'm completely in love (again) with this Summer Vegetable Stew and created an Indian-spiced version.

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Peppers - See all the bell pepper recipes, including several "stuffed" pepper ideas!

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Kohlrabi - See a handful of kohlrabi recipes but my favorite "recipe" is to peel and slice (and eat!) like an apple!

Carrots - See all the Carrot recipes but I'd be tempted to tuck some (along with potatoes and maybe beans) into this salmon chowder. For something rich, there's the ultra-dreamy Creamy Carrot Puree. You could also do the very gorgeous Mashed Potatoes & Carrots.

Celeriac - also called 'celery root' and a wonder of fall vegetables. See all the celeriac recipes but I especially recommend the French homely favorite, celeriac rémoulade.

Pac Choi - I think -- yes, Natalie? - that Pac Choi is another spelling of bok choy, so check the Bok Choy recipes for ideas (or check the 'Chinese cabbage recipes' at Wolf Pine Farm)

Parsnips - another great fall vegetable. See all the parsnip recipes but I especially love my cousin's recipe for parsnip fries.


Salad Greens See all the recipes using lettuce and other salad greens, plus, do you know how to make salad dressing?

Cooking Greens - Here's a recipe inspired by Wolf Pine Farm, chard & chickpeas with feta. For other recipe ideas, see the Leafy Greens recipes but if you can't use the greens for a day or so, I really recommend doing a quick cook right away as in Greek Greens.

Dill While using the Search Box (see it? way at the top right of every page?) to look for dill, the first recipe I pulled up was for a lentil salad and go ahead, laugh! literally interrupted writing this to go make it for supper, although sadly, without dill since it doesn't like the heat in my small herb garden. But you -- you have dill! Ideas include roasted carrots with dill, or borscht beets, a pea salad or either of these beet or zucchini recipes.

Parsley - Search 'parsley' in the Search box in the header for recipe ideas using parsley. But a few ideas include a yummy No-Cook Tabbouleh or Herbed Grape Tomatoes from my cousin Laura or a lovely Grilled Pepper Salad, also from my cousin Laura! And this one may sound a little weird -- it's a fruit and vegetable gazpacho -- but it's magnificent. (Not finding what you're after? Check the 'parsley recipes' at Wolf Pine Farm.)





Eat more vegetables! A Veggie Venture is the home of Veggie Evangelist Alanna Kellogg and is the award-winning source of free vegetable recipes, quick, easy, and yes, delicious. Start with the Alphabet of Vegetables or dive into all the Weight Watchers vegetable recipes or all the low carb vegetable recipes. © Copyright 2007




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Week 16 Farmbox CSA Vegetables

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Celeriac - also called 'celery root' and a wonder of fall vegetables. See all the celeriac recipes but I especially recommend the French homely favorite, celeriac rémoulade.

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Parsnips - another great fall vegetable. See all the parsnip recipes but I especially love my cousin's recipe for parsnip fries.

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Cabbage See all the cabbage recipes. There are a lot of recipes there, it's hard to pick just one favorite. But think about the Finnish specialty Caraway Cabbage or another from a Canadian neighbor, Cape Breton Cabbage.

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Fresh Coriander Seed There's no 'category' for coriander seed but there are numerous recipes using it. Just search on 'coriander' in the Search Box at the top.

Salad Greens See all the recipes using lettuce and other salad greens, plus, do you know how to make salad dressing?

Pac Choi - I think -- yes, Natalie? - that Pac Choi is another spelling of bok choy, so check the Bok Choy recipes for ideas (or check the 'Chinese cabbage recipes' at Wolf Pine Farm)

Broccoli - See all the broccoli recipes. My favorite broccoli recipe on the site is Broccoli with Pancetta & Parmesan but I recently remade this BBQ Oriental (don't be put off by the name, it's grilled vegetables) and it was delicious.

Tomatoes - Check the tomato recipes. To carry tomatoes into winter, don't miss out on slow-roasted tomatoes.

Garlic - Presumably, you'll have no trouble using up fresh garlic. But if you've not had it before, what a treat you're in for! I do really recommend the garlicky beans, however.




Eat more vegetables! A Veggie Venture is the home of Veggie Evangelist Alanna Kellogg and is the award-winning source of free vegetable recipes, quick, easy, and yes, delicious. Start with the Alphabet of Vegetables or dive into all the Weight Watchers vegetable recipes or all the low carb vegetable recipes. © Copyright 2007




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