The final share of the season!

Beets
Garlic
Italian Parsley
Winter Squash
Parsnip
Leek
Radicchio –  italian chicory, best cooked to soften the otherwise bitter taste!
Pac Choi
Carrots
Rutabaga

A shot from our last CSA of the season!

Interesting mix this week. A new item to the CSA and to myself is the Radicchio. This variety of Radicchio is an italian leaf chicory and is quite bitter raw. You will often see a red variety and it tends to show up in salad mixes. We have a softer green variety that is very tasty and mild tasting in this following pasta recipe:

Spaghetti with Radicchio and Ricotta

  • Spaghetti – enough for 2 people
  • 8 ounces fresh ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 large handful of thinly sliced radicchio
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Parmesan cheese to serve

1. In a pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Add the garlic and cook until soft. Add the breadcrumbs and parsley and cook another 3 minutes. Set aside.
2. Cook your spaghetti al dente and reserve 1 cup of the liquid. Strain the spaghetti and return it to the pot. Add: the breadcrumb mixture, 1 cup of the reserved liquid, the radicchio, and the ricotta or cottage cheese. Toss and serve immediately with some grated parmesan on top.

Yummy pasta for lunch on harvest day. The heat from the pasta, gently cooks through the thinly sliced radicchio. You can add more radicchio if you wish!

 

Potato and Rutabaga Cakes – what to do with that little rutabaga guy?

  • 1 pound russet potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 1 rutabaga
  • 2 Tbsp. cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Grate the potatoes and rutabaga. Squeeze to get the juice out. Add in the cottage cheese and some salt and pepper and mix it. Heat oil in a pan. Form cakes using a spoon and your hands and fry them up! Great side dish for fish.

Little cakes for your rutabaga. You can also add egg and other spices like cumin!

Carrots, Parsnip, Rutabaga, Leek, Beets? LOVELY combo for a thanksgiving dish! Try my favourite dish of roasted veggies…

You can never go wrong with roasted veggies!!

Wishing you all a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!!

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