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Colleen's CSA Corner Week 13

Posted 9/15/2020 6:12am by Colleen Quiram.

Sunday afternoons in the fall mean football and food in our house. Years ago, we began a tradition we call ‘Football Tray’. It’s just a few cheap dollar store football shaped trays that we fill with snack foods. Both healthy and not so healthy options, and that is our lunch and usually dinner for the day. All day grazing isn’t always the healthiest, but we try to have a good balance between the two. I think many of the items in the share this week will be on our trays this coming Sunday.

Radishes - Roasted radishes this spring didn’t go over so well with my family, so I plan to make this creamy Radish Dip for our football tray on Sunday. It sounds like it will be good with fresh veggies like the carrots, cauliflower, and some of the huge kohlrabi that are in our shares this week.

Shishito peppers – The last of the season. We will do one more round grilled with shrimp and brushed with a sweet Thai chili sauce for football on Sunday. Probably with some extra shrimp!

Cauliflower - There is no way my family can eat a whole head of cauliflower raw even with a dip on Sunday, and I am getting a little burned out on roasted cauliflower. Chicken Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice sounds delicious and will hopefully make enough that I can pack a few lunches out of it as well.

Delicata Squash – This is my husband’s favorite squash. Simply cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake cut side down for about 30-40min at 350 degrees. Once squash is soft, drizzle the inside with honey and serve!

Leeks & Potatoes - I use leeks just as I would onion in just about any recipe. They are milder in flavor and add beautiful flecks of green in just about any dish. Roasted potatoes with leeks, rosemary, and parmesan cheese will be a great side dish with grilled steak this weekend.

Kohlrabi – I think these are the last of the season, and it’s not a vegetable that I purchase in the winter at the grocery store too often. I really enjoy the kohlrabi slaw recipe I have shared in the past with fish tacos and will make that again on Monday. Kohlrabi will keep well for a week in the coldest part of your fridge.

Tomatoes - These could use a little ripening on the counter before I use them, but we are quickly nearing the end of the fresh tomato season and I will miss the flavor of these red gems. I am looking forward to having mine sliced for burgers and breakfast. Toast with avocado, fried egg, and tomato, a great way to start the day!

We only have 4 weeks left of our CSA season, the final share delivery will be on October 13th. We have plenty of fall produce items yet to share with you – more apple and squash varieties, brussels sprouts, and other cool weather crops. If you have a favorite fall recipe, send it my way!