CSA week 20: one last big basket

City Commons CSA week 20

City Commons CSA week 20It’s week 20, which means the last distribution of the CSA season. We’re expecting a hard frost this weekend, so we couldn’t expect the bounty to continue, yet I’m sad to see the end of the weekly parade of vegetables.

This week’s box contains butternut squash, leeks, carrots, kohlrabi, kale, potatoes, Swiss chard, and cayenne peppers.  With cooler weather, I’m thinking about heartier food: soups and stews especially.

On my list of ideas this week:

  • butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage
  • autumn lasagna with butternut squash and chard
  • 5-ingredient squash and apple soup
  • butternut squash risotto
  • stir-fried kale and bacon (everything’s great with bacon!)
  • maple-glazed carrots
  • carrot cake
  • kohlrabi and potato au gratin
  • kohlrabi carrot fritters

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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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