Thursday, June 23, 2011

Strawberry addiction

I keep buying flats of strawberries from Mariquita! Today I finished up another batch of strawberry balsamic jam - I have decided that macerating the strawberries in sugar for 24 hours is the best way - I've got about 15 pints.   I am freezing lots of strawberries (3 gallon bags of frozen whole berries now!).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Date: Kohlrabi

I got Kohlrabi in my Mariquita box and after reading up on all sortso f recipes - was very careful to peel & trim it and it still came out woody, not exciting or interesting for flavor or texture.  I'm pretty sure I'm not going out of my way to grow this in the garden or to buy it again.

Do you have a passion for kohlrabi? How do you prepare it?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cardoon Pot Pies

First date with cardoon from Mariquita box - made into pot pies, along with english peas, new potatoes, cardoon, red onion, spring garlic, carrots, sweet potato and seitan.  I also made a cardoon and new potato bisque.  Both dishes came out fabulous - reminding me how much I enjoy both pot pies and new potatoes. Cardoon has a delicious artichoke-like flavor but without all the leaves!  I'll definitely try cardoon again, esp for soups and pot pies.