Elysian Fields Farm
May 18th, 2005
|Baby bok choi|
Recipe of the Week: Sauteed Kohlrabi
1 lb. Kohlrabi, leaves included
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Trim leaves from bulbs, remove the stems, then pile the leaves on top of each other and roll them like a cigar. Shred the leaves in 1/4 inch slices across the roll, set aside. Peel and cut the root end off the bulbs. Cut the bulbs into 1/8th inch slices and cut into 1/8th inch matchsticks. Put 1 tablespoon of each of the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the leaves and toss to coat with the butter and oil. Add the water and saute until the leaves are tender, but not mushy. Add the lemon juice, toss to incorporate, and then remove leaves to a serving dish and cover. Return the pan to the heat, set at medium low and add the remaining butter and olive oil. When the butter has melted, ad the kohlrabi sticks and stir and saute until the kohlrabi is tender, and not too crunchy. Add salt and pepper to taste, pile on top of the leaves and serve.
What's going on?
Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a great week. I sure have, working hard outside in this great spring weather and seeing all of the crops looking so healthy and happy makes me very happy. I was longing for this time towards the end of this past very cold winter. Despite the fact that I am from New England originally, I looove the heat of the south and still find it hard to tolerate the winters. Anyway, I also am happy because I had a great time this past Sunday with the handful of sweet and energetic members that came out to the farm to work and tour. We had some fabulous little ones help transplant, Rose, Mickey and Claire all did a very impressive job and were a delight to be around! Thank you to Carribeth, Toma nd Sue as well, I really enjoyed spending time with you all and getting to know you a little better. I plan to have more work/tour days this summer and fall, so hopefully I will have the opportunity to spend time with more of you. The first planting of tomatoes are looking really happy so far. They already have small green tomatoes on them. The cool spring slowed them down a bit at first though so it is hard to tell when we will be able to enjoy these guys. Typically the tomatoes out of the field start coming on the first of July or sooner. You will see hoophouse tomatoes at the farmers market a few weeks before that. The other summer crops are looking great as well, the corn has just germinated, the eggplants and peppers are green and growing, and the Zucchini is actually almost ready to go. Fun, fun. Thursday Katie and I plan to transplant the winter squash that makes me so happy to harvest in late August.
Storage and Produce Information
So, have you ever seen Kohlrabi before? I hope so, but if not, give it a shot, it is pretty good. This variety is purple, but it also comes in 'white', which has green leaves and a light green bulb. As with turnips, the bulbs will store in the fridge for a lot longer than the leaves. It might be fun to try and roast the Kohlrabi with the turnips with some garlic to taste.....also a lot of people say they actually eat the Kohlrabi bulb raw. Sweet Peas, yum! With these sugar snaps you can eat the entire shell as well as the peas inside. The shell is sweet and tender. You can eat these guys raw, sauteed or steamed.
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