Okay, so I went to the organic farmer's market today and my CSA farmer was there. They generously offered to give me my share today so I could save a trip tomorrow. When I got home I was surprised to see so many items that I had ever used before. Of course, the tomatoes and brussels sprouts were no problem. We set to work on those immediately! You can see my daughter slicing tomatoes and cooking the sprouts below. Sorry the pictures uploaded in the exact opposite order I told them to upload, so the cooked sprouts are shown before the ones that just went into the pan. Hahaha. Oh well. The red onions are easy, too, and I know arugula can be mixed with other greens for salad. Are there any other uses for arugula? I also have no idea how to use the broccoli raab or how to cook the beets. Of course, I've eaten beets, but only from a can. The biggest question is what the heck are those white roots? I have no idea! Please look at the bottom picture and see if you can help me? I need all the help I can get because I don't want any of this to go to waste!
Now if you're finished laughing at me for not having a clue...
I have to say that the market was fabulous! I tasted butter fresh from the farm, beef from local pastured cattle, and homemade bread! Next week they will have raw milk available and one of the vendors has a little store inside a local bookstore that I haven't frequented in a while. There they sale farm fresh bread, butter, milk, and cookies! Yummy! The eggs were beautiful, too. I definitely plan to start buying my meat there. The prices were competitive and I much prefer knowing who and where my food comes from. I know where most of my groceries will be coming from this summer! Now I just need a deep freezer so I can stock up for winter!
Please don't forget to comment and tell me how in the world to use this stuff! :)