Greetings from the Garden! This CSA box has pie pumpkins, garlic, onions, peppers – some hot, sweet potatoes, winter kohlrabi, Napa cabbage, greens and parsley.
Field Notes. As the prior blog entry indicates we have had a 70 degree temperature shift in three weeks. October was unseasonably warm and last week was unseasonably cold. We are working with and around the weather. We need temperatures above freezing to harvest greens or they simply turn to mush when they thaw out. And although Ken has plastic and tarps over crops, the five degree low on Friday morning may signal the end to some crops.
From the Kitchen. This box has pumpkins – not the ones raised for Jack o’ Lanterns, but New England pie pumpkins. They are sweet and delicious- great for pie. We also have some sweet potatoes, another Thanksgiving treat.
This year for Thanksgiving I will be making cole slaw. I thinly slice cabbage, and add some salt and work it into the cabbage. Set aside. I usually make a dressing of sour cream or yogurt, a bit of vinegar or lemon juice, a splash of maple syrup or honey and some pepper. After a half hour to an hour I drain the liquid that has appeared with the cabbage, add dressing and adjust to taste. Other items I may include: thinly sliced onion, grated carrot, raisins, and apple pieces
Happy Thanksgiving to all from Judith and the Gang