The CSA Box contents have changed in the last two weeks! The first wave of broccoli has yielded some beautiful heads, but many were disappointing in looks. This failure of the top to crown is caused by the heat wave we experienced–we think! The flavor makes up for the appearance, however. Perhaps the heads in the second wave will crown? We have had a few beautiful little cauliflower heads to go along with the broccoli.
The cabbage heads are going to be our salad replacement. We have several varieties and shapes. Cabbage can be eaten raw, sauteed, grilled, leaves can be stuffed and rolled or used on sandwiches. Time to get your imagination ready to work with the cabbage uses!
We still have plenty of kohlrabi in the garden. I love to eat this veggie raw, but it can be roasted, or boiled. How about Kohlrabi Fries? These were sauteed in coconut oil.
The zucchini and patty pan summer squash are going to be plentiful this season. Everyone love the perennial zucchini bread, but how about these zucchini rounds which Robert made?
Slice the rounds at least one-inch thick, top with your favorite spices (ie: Italian Seasoning, Marjoram, Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder–or some combination!) and some roasted tomatoes (these were from last season). We bake in a 375 degree convection oven for ten minutes. Then sprinkle on some shredded Parmesan cheese and bake another five minutes. This will leave the zucchini and/or patty pan a bit crunchy. They good either hot or cold!
And if you are in more of a hurry, just make your servings larger with a different cut! Expect to find all of the above in your next box along with a few peas, cucumbers, and onions!