CSA Week 4- “Challenge Accepted”

Guest Blogger Lindsey Johnson writes:

Sunday morning, we were hanging out having breakfast. Clayton casually says to me, “We should have Indian food.”

I say, “Yeah! I wonder if I can use everything in the farmshare?”

So I start googling recipes for greens, carrots, and kohlrabi! Voila…I’m able to come up with a menu.

Here’s what I made and the links to the recipes. Obviously, I didn’t use anything from the farmshare in the beef or chicken, but I thought I would include them if you were feeling frisky and wanted to cook yourself a culinary delight.

Greens with Ginger and Cumin

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/swiss-chard-ginger-and-cumin

Potato Curry with Peas and Carrots

https://www.thespicehouse.com/recipes/potato-curry-with-peas-and-carrots

Radish and Kohlrabi and Garlic Scape Raita

https://www.salttraders.com/blog1/radish-and-kohlrabi-raita/

Beef Masala Curry

http://www.gastrosenses.com/blog/beef-masala-curry/

Grilled Chicken Thighs Tandoori

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/86828/grilled-chicken-thighs-tandoori/

Needless to say…I made enough food to serve to my husband and two of our friends with enough leftovers on Monday night to serve to us, my parents, my 2 aunties, and my sister and her kids. It was delicious. I loved being able to take what I got from my share and turn it into this flavor rich meal that pushed my normal limits on time spent in the kitchen. See…I don’t usually take 6 hours to make a meal, but it was a fun challenge.

 

A couple things…the greens…amazing. Disappeared the first night. Secondly, the Potato Curry…I added more cayenne pepper and curry at the end for a little kick. The recipe says to taste it and make sure the spices are juussssst right. So delicious. Sweet from the carrots and coconut milk and spicy all at the same time. Lastly, the Raita. I love raita. It’s the delicious yogurt sauce that you serve with Indian dishes to tame the spice. I doubled the kohlrabi and yogurt. I also ended up using more like a cup of scapes. It was cool and refreshing with all the curry.

Hope you try one of the dishes this week, or maybe wait until next week. So fun, so good, so fresh!

Happy Wednesday…Happy 3rd Farmshare week…J

Hi! My name is Lindsey. I am a teacher, a photographer, and a lover of food. I’ll be sharing what I do with a farm share for the week, from culinary delights to green smoothies, to sharing the delicious veggies with my border collie/aussie/produce testers. I hope you enjoy reading it!Lyndsey Johnson

Message me on Facebook “Lindsey Johnson” or you can reach me at lindseyaturner@yahoo.com by email. I look forward to hearing from you!

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