Kohlrabi and cranberries ~ Week of November 16th


Opening my CSA box this week was like opening a Christmas stocking! I just kept pulling out delight after delight. And so much stuff! It was like clowns in a Volkswagon – more vibrant, perfect produce just kept popping out of the box.

This was an absurdly fun box. I just can’t get over it. I’ve never cooked with kohlrabi before! I’ve never gotten cranberries in my CSA box! (Probably because there’s no way they can be local, right?) My two favorite vegetables – rapini and radicchio – arriving together in the same box!! Plus stuff I generally love like beets and sweet potatoes and cabbage, plus bonus veggies because the beet greens and the kohlrabi greens are going to be so delicious in their own right. The radishes came with lots of lovely greens, but I’ve had not so good experiences with them in the past, so they go straight into the compost.

Here’s what came in my giant, shiny, Christmas-and-Chanukah-rolled-into-one-box box this week:
Cranberries (7.5 oz)
Bartlett pears (2)
Bosc pears (2)
Braeburn apples (1.5 lbs)
Gold beets (1 bunch, plus greens)
Spinach (1 bunch)
Rapini (1 bunch)
Savoy cabbage (1 bunch)
Kohlrabi (1 bunch, plus greens)
Carrots (1 bunch)
Radicchio (1 head)
Butter lettuce (1 head)
Red radishes (1 bunch)
Garnet yams (2 lbs)