Posts filed under ‘Food Demonstrations’
Just in time for the delivery of beets yesterday, Chef Daniel whipped up a delicious beet salad with the help of a recipe and some improvisation. If you were there and got to chat with him as he made the salad then you know that he added mint (which the recipe doesn’t call for), leeks instead of chives, mustard seed powder in lieu of Dijon mustard, and may or may not have used chopped hazelnuts (this I’m still unsure about!). I also saw him begin making a vegan version of the salad with olive oil instead of sour cream (If anyone tasted the vegan version, please let us know what you thought of it in comments).
Substitutions and all, the Beet Salad with Apples and Raisins was refreshing and delicious! Chef Daniel definitely struck gold with this recipe (courtesy of Just Food).
Photos of Chef Daniel and his lovely assistant, Veronique, mixing and sharing are below. The beets tip sheet with recipes is available on PDF (just ignore my hand written notes – I forgot this needed to be shared this with all of you. Oops!). Can’t wait to see what the chef whips up the next time. Until then, happy eating!
What is Kohlrabi? (If you’re like me, a LIC CSA member, you had no idea it even existed until last week!)
Kohlrabi is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. It’s name is German meaning “cabbage turnip.” The part of the plant that is eaten is actually an enlarged stem from which the leaves develop and has a mild flavor similar to a sweet broccoli stem. More information is available on the Kohlrabi tip sheet (courtesy of Just Food).
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that was included in our distribution on July 6th. Luckily for members, our CSA Chefs , Daniel Herskowitz and Christy Robb, put together a great 2-hour demonstration showing how to clean, cut and prepare this odd and excitingly new vegetable.
We did capture some of the demonstration via photography and we have the kohlrabi tip sheet with recipes (from Just Food) that Daniel and Christy gave out to members. Which means even if you missed it, you still have the details!
Also, please stay tuned for future demonstrations because we plan to provide them in video format in the future. Hooray!