This week's share included 2 pounds of Red Gold potatoes, a mini cabbage, Walla Walla spring onions, kale or chard (we chose kale), Genovese basil, kohlrabi, and 1 bunch of either beets or carrots (we chose Purple Haze carrots).
I was happy to see more kohlrabi this week, and very happy to see potatoes! (The CSA letter says, "These are just the beginning -- expect many different varieties in the coming weeks." Yea!)
The CSA letter also mentioned that Hill Street Farm is participating in the Illinois Stewardship Alliance's Local Flavors campaign.
We still had the mini cabbage from last week's share, so I set Dawn the task of coming up with a recipe that would use them. She came up with "Easy Cabbage Cassarole", which we had for dinner this evening. It used both cabbages, some of the basil, and one of the onions, as well as some non-local ingredients (rice, lentils, tomato sauce). It was good, but very filling! I think we'll have enough for another 3 meals out of what she made!
The CSA letter included a recipe for Vichyssoise (Chilled Creamy Potato-Onion Soup). Hmm... Well, creamy potato-onion soup sounds very good to me, but I'm not so sure about the "chilled" part! To me, soups should be hot! Dawn found this out when she made gazpacho for me a few years ago. Maybe we'll look for a recipe for hot creamy potato-onion soup!