I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend, even if the “relaxing” part was a busy day spent doing yard work! For those of you who enjoyed a weekend at the cabin, the weather was exceptional, wasn’t it?
Now that we’re back in the groove, ready to tackle our fall projects, we’re seeing some fall produce items in our shares as well. As you’ll notice, some of us will receive turnips, others will get rutabagas, and still others, kohlrabi. So we’re offering a couple different recipes to accommodate those. The recipe titled “Rutabaga Hash with Cabbage, Bacon and Leeks” takes a minimal amount of time to prepare, and is so delicious! The authors offer some excellent advice for cleaning our leeks, which I’d like to share with you. “Cut the green top off of your leek. Discard, or save to make a stock for later. Slice the white part of the leek into very thin rings. After that, you will want to soak the leeks in a bowl of water, and let the dirt drop to the bottom of the bowl, then rinse a few more times. Leeks are often full of dirt, so this step is very important. Now, simply strain the water away after rinsing.” (from the website “A Full Living”, authored by Briana and Chamere.) Also, I noticed that some rutabaga hash recipes I found call for mushrooms, so for those of you who receive a mushroom share, you may want to include yours in this recipe.
Our second recipe, “The Best Cabbage Soup”, is another versatile recipe. It can be prepared as is, but I added a little diced green bell pepper to this one, for additional color and flavor. And we know fall is approaching when we start to see apples in our shares. Bart and Sara’s recipe for “Amish Apple Pie Streusel” is so perfect for a crisp fall evening. I’m certain you’ll enjoy this one. Have a great share week, each one of you!