Meet kohlrabi. We met 2 weeks ago at our CSA. Any vegetable that’s bright purple gets points in my book; I’m a sucker for anything purple. And it just looks cool, with all those “tentacles” sticking out. It looks more to me like some sort of alien creature than a vegetable (maybe I watch too much TV?), but I’m a firm believer in trying everything at the farm, so we took one home, ate it, and last week got 2 more.
Kohlrabi is apparently part of the cabbage family (?!), but Brian and I peeled, sliced and cooked our more like a potato, in a skillet with oil and dill. I’m sure there are much more exciting things to do with it, but this tasted pretty darn good. Trying out vegetables I’d never buy at the supermarket is definitely of the best parts of being (temporary) members of a CSA. This summer I’ve tried turnips, beets, garlic scapes and greens I’d never had before. Even better: Today is Tuesday and we get to pick up more vegetables!
Anyone else try any new foods lately?