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Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

Say What?

Sometimes you look out the window and do a double take. Do you really see that? We have a stare down.

A young hawk and a squirrel. Doing that staring thing. But, I did divert the hawk by coming outside to take closer pictures. He swiveled that head around immediately when the door clicked shut. He did stay there long enough for me to get a few more pics, then took off.

I’m sure the squirrel was relieved.

Fall CSA Week Five

Heading into the home stretch. Only three weeks left after today. No worries. The freezer is full. Potatoes and squash in the coldest part of the laundry room.

2 Rutabaga
2 Bags Red Potatoes (Napa Cabbage swapped for second bag 5 Pounds)
1 Bag Purple Carrots
1 Head Broccoli
1 Head Bok Choy
2 large Leeks
1 Butternut Squash
2 large Yellow Onions
1 Bag Viola Turnips

The new one for us this week is the viola turnips. Never had them before. They should be interesting. The link says they are a rare heirloom.

We love the Hakurei turnips. Maybe this one will be another favorite.

Our preview harvest page at Sandy Spring said they were harvesting salsify this week. I was sad we didn’t get any, and am crossing my fingers hoping to get it before the season ends. I did a wonderful fritter from salsify last year, the post here, and a picture below.

Only ever found it at Harris Teeter, it was from Belgium and way past its prime. It is the root of the sunflower. Tastes like oysters. The fritters were lovely.

I am always intrigued by the new veggies we get. This week most of them were ones we have gotten before, but a new variety of turnips sounds interesting to try.

I also compared pricing with Wegmans this week. $38.50 to buy the same veggies as we got, but not all of theirs are organic. We pay $31.25 a week. Still ahead, even after the hurricane washout one week.

Making leftover turkey tonight with the last of the stuffing, and baking a few of those lovely red potatoes.