Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Its October Already?!?

When pumpkins start to appear on market table...we know its officially AUTUMN! 
So far we've got pie pumpkins and mini pumpkins gracing our tables at the market. Soon we'll also have some carving pumpkins as well. 
 Thanksgiving won't be the same without some of these delicious Brussels sprouts. For those of you that never did like them, try the fresh ones sliced up in a stir-fry. You might be surprised by how good they taste fresh compared to frozen. 
 Portabella mushrooms have been appearing at our market at end of every month since June this year. They usually sold out before the market is over. We love ours done up with a bit of shredded mozzarella, garlic powder, and pepper. How about you? Come by and share/swap recipes. We always love to hear new ways of cooking produce we grow and sell. 
 One of the most popular goodies on our table is the cauliflower. If you want one, make sure you come to the table early or email us and place your orders through email. 
Kohlrabi....a stranger to most people....what to do with this wonderful yet alien veggie? Well, the simplest way to use up a kohlrabi is to shred it and add a pinch of salt to it and let it sit for an hour or two in the fridge. Before serving, drizzle with a bit of sesame oil and got yourself a refreshing appetizer. 
 What would a Caesar salad be without romaine lettuce? These wonderful yet easy to use veggies are growing very well now that weather has cooled down a bit. Add a bit of arugula to your salad to spice it up. 
 Spinach also benefits from the cool weather. Now we can finally harvest some leaves instead of watching the plants bolt after the first set of leaves appear. 
 We had our giant zucchinis now we've got giant cucumber! When the plants are grown in good compost, you never know what monsters you'll get.