Week 15; October 10, 2013

What's in the box?

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Napa Cabbage

Potatoes

Pie Pumpkin

Collard Greens

Broccoli

Onions

Autumn Crown Winter Squash

Sage

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Same as above, but no Autumn Crown

Notes on the box...

Greens are back!   They taste great again after the cooler temps.  We will continue including various greens in the last boxes. 

Napa Cabbage was planted on a whim and is a new item for us to put in the box.  We are really happy that we planted it, because it looks and tastes amazing!  It's great in stir-fries and soups.  If you still have any radish and are feeling ambitious, you can make kimchi!  Yum! 

Store your Pie Pumpkin and Autumn Crown Winter Squash outside of the fridge.  Both are edible and delicious!  Pie Pumpkins are great halved, seeds scooped out, and roasted at 350- 400, cut side down in a pan with a little water and some oil.  Roast until a fork easily pierces through the skin and into the flesh.  Then cool, scoop out the flesh, and use for sauces, breads, pie, etc.  Try it blended with a little oil and fried sage over pasta or quinoa or used as a pizza sauce for a savory treat.  

If there is too much fresh sage for you, hang it someplace dry and dark for a while.  It will dry out and you can crush it and save it to use as a dried herb.  It compliments winter squash and potatoes very well, though! 

Recipes....

[yumprint-recipe id='24']Stir Fried Shanghai Noodles with Napa Cabbage and Ground Pork

Napa Cabbage Udon Soup

Napa Cabbage and Shrimp Soup

On the farm...

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 Can't complain about the weather!  Wow.  It's been just beautiful.  And we've been getting rain, too!  What a relief!  We got our seed garlic for next season and will be planting it just as soon as the ground is ready.  Planting garlic in the fall always makes the season feel complete.  Here's a look at the week:

pumpkin vine that found its way up a tree!
pumpkin vine that found its way up a tree!
Napa!
Napa!

Harvesting....

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