Fresh Picks (Nov 13)

This week: Green Cabbage, Daikon, Purple Top Turnips, Flowering Kale, Butternut Squash, Cilantro, Horseradish Whips, Red Potatoes, and Scallions.


I’m pleased that all the veggies were local this week. But secretly I wished they were more un-pc and gave me stuff I could figure out how to use.

My internet search told me that flowering kale is basically a decoration, and I couldn’t find a single thing on horseradish whips. All I know is that I don’t really like horseradish. But I will eat a boat load of it on top of gefilte fish because as bad as horseradish is, gefilte fish is worse.

In the end I folded my cards on this item. Fresh picks beat me, they finally sent me a veggie I could not figure out how to use.

As for the other stuff, I couldn’t help looking at the list and realizing I could dump a bunch of it into a soup. Butternut squash, Kale, Turnips, and Cabbage all can be put together along with just about any other vegetable you can find to make along with some onions, garlic, and dried seasoning to make a nice veggie soup.

So, that leaves scallions, cilantro and daikon.

I’m in love with cilantro nowadays. I used to hate it but it’s grown on me lately. I chopped the entire thing up for a taco fiesta one evening. You can put it in pico de gallo, guacamole, and I even like to add it to my brown rice with a little lime juice a la Chipotle style.

Daikon and Scallions went into my fake pho recipe.

I think the cold weather is making me soup obsessed.

I didn’t post any pictures of the soups or taco night. I took a few, but they came out very similar to the Martha Stewart tweets that have been made fun of this week and so I wisely deleted them.

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