My CSA delivery today was an explosion of all the bounty that is Fall…
- A Sugar Pie pumpkin
- Curly kale
- Ruby red beets with greens
- Nantes carrots
- Green leaf lettuce
- Garnet sweet potatoes
- Yellow onions
- Red radishes
My brain is swirling with ideas for this produce. There is so much of it that I have to take it home in two batches!
For the Sugar Pie pumpkin, it will grace the counter in my day job’s reception area until after Halloween next to the cauldron of Sees Candy halloween treats. We do Halloween right at the office!
But after Halloween I think I will make my favorite chicken pumpkin soup with Marsala. The broccoli is dinner tonight with cauliflower left over from last week; a quick stir-fry with some hosin sauce should do the trick.
The kale and beet greens sauteed together with garlic and ginger will make a nice side dish to a roast chicken. The carcass of the chicken and the leftover meat will become the soup.
I am also in the mood for a Thai curry so perhaps some of the pumpkin will be used for that, thinly sliced with the rind on. Many salads will be created given the size of this head of lettuce and I have some lovely Italian tuna packed in olive oil and the fennel for one night. Carrots will be put into everything. There are never enough carrots.
But now I’m running out of ideas…
What on earth am I going to do with two large bunches of radishes? Help me please!