Purple Sweet Potatoes Mashed

2017 CSA Fall Nov 18th – Purple Sweet Potatoes

2017 CSA Fall Nov 18th – Purple Sweet Potatoes

  • Poultry Herbs
  • Tatsoi
  • Anaheim Peppers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chives
  • Butternut Squash
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Acorn Squash
  • Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • Turmeric*
  • Ginger
  • Tomatoes*

Thanksgiving herbs and fixings this week! Purple Sweet Potatoes and lots of winter squash. Some peppers for pep and Poultry Herb Bag perfect for stuffing the bird – use the hole bag stuff inside before cooking – you’ll be amazed at the aroma and infused flavor. Once Again, frost this weekend – our lowest this week: 19.9F as we pack up this evening – lots of purple sweet potatoes, baby ginger and baby turmeric. Purple sweet potatoes with white stars inside, we think are Hawaiian but an immigrant from Japan – what a gift!   

Turmeric as the season turns cold – a great healing rhizome with anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Holiday smashed purple potatoes, add ginger and turmeric fresh as desired2017CSA_Fall_Nov_18

Turmeric

2017 CSA Fall November 11th Planet Earth Diversified Turmeric

2017 CSA Fall November 11th  Turmeric

•Poultry Herbs
•Sorrel
•Anaheim Peppers
•Bell Peppers
•Eggplant
•Butternut Squash
•Dill
•Delicata Squash
•Watercress
•Yellow Squash
•Turmeric*
•Tomatoes*

Killing Frost this weekend -it’s already less than 30F as we pack up this evening – lots of winter squash along with the peppers and eggplant.
Turmeric and Tomatoes are added to the box just before pickup or selected from the display at the market.
Poultry Herbs and dill this week along with the last harvest of peppers and yellow summer squash.
Watercress is one of the world’s healthiest foods…from the way we grow the watercress to the way we cut and chill it, great care is given to create the most potentiality for taste and nutrition. Known for being a peppery, dark, leafy green that grows with a wet foot along creeks and ditches, we bring it up off the ground and grow it on benches…it cascades over the sides, looking for more footing.
Harvesting Turmeric as the season turns cold – a great healing rhizome with anti-inflammatory properties.

 

2017CSA_Fall_Nov_11

 

2017 CSA Fall November 4th Chervil

2017 CSA Fall November 4th Chervil

  • Rosemary
  • Sorrel
  • Red Sorrel
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Butternut Squash
  • Dill
  • Delicata Squash
  • Watercress
  • Collard Bunch
  • Chervil
  • mint

Well, it looks like we might have avoided the killing frost yet again – the latest we have ever seen – so we are still waiting to harvest purple sweet potatoes to let them grow more flavorful.

A different herb for you to try this week: Chervil. “Chervil is used, particularly in France, to season poultry, seafood, vegetable soups, and sauces. More delicate than parsley, it has a faint taste of licorice or aniseed. Chervil is one of the four traditional French fines herbes, along with tarragon, chives, and parsley, which are essential to French cooking. Unlike the more pungent, robust herbs, thyme, rosemary, etc., which can take prolonged cooking, the fines herbes are added at the last minute, to salads, omelets, and soups.” (partial quote from Wikipedia page)

Watercress is one of the world’s healthiest foods…from the way we grow the watercress to the way we cut and chill it, great care is given to create the most potentiality for taste and nutrition. Known for being a peppery, dark, leafy green that grows with a wet foot along creeks and ditches, we bring it up off the ground and grow it on benches…it cascades over the sides, looking for more footing.  This herb brought a happy smile to my face whilst i was hiking high in Western New Mexico…the excruciating altitude change had brought on a massive headache and i sought comfort in shaded wet rocks along a creek run. There, nestled calmly and absolutely was the watercress. What a relief to see such a welcome plant from home! I checked upstream and around about, found the land to be in use for cattle, probably a land management deal, and set about getting a clean cut. That cut was just magnificent. With time, water, watercress and rest, i was able to move onward. To your health and pleasure, always, love, Leslie.

2017CSA_Fall_Nov_4 Chervil