Saturday, October 23, 2010

Organic Harvest Box for October 22, 2010

It's time for another colourful, local, organic Harvest Box for October!  Take a look:

While there are a variety of different ways to cook baby bok choy, one of the simplest recipes you can find is this one for Easy Garlic Baby Bok Choy  that I stumbled up on via You Tube.  Fast, easy, and delicious.  This can be served as a side dish for almost any meal.  I also like this very basic Bok Choy, and if you scroll down you will find a couple other easy recipes on this page. This Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry makes a fantastic weeknight meal and is not time-consuming at all.  If you prefer a more ethnic taste, try Baby Bok Choy, as a traditional Chinese side dish, or Baby Bok Choy and Garlic in Sweet Chili Sauce.  Another big favourite is Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushroom - a lovely light meal with something for everyone.

Squash is in abundance at this time of year, and their versatility is often overlooked. Why not slice up your butter cup squash and make a delicious Glazed and Roasted Butter Cup Squash?  Or serve up a steaming hot bowl of Butter Cup Squash Soup with some fresh, home-made bread?  Penne Pasts with Roasted Butter Cup Squash is a delectable treat that will tickle your tastebuds and have you coming back to fill your plate a second time.  And if you're keen to use your squash in some non-traditional recipes, what about a Butter Cup Squash Custard?  Sounds absolutely fantastic!  Don't forget to end your meal with a slice of  Butter Cup Squash Coffee Cake . . . 

That large root vegetable in your Harvest Box this week is a celeriac root.  It is a kind of celery, but also a root vegetable and it can be eaten raw or cooked.  It has a celery taste and is often used in soups and stews.  A fine example is this Celeriac and Celery Soup.  Celeriac root is also enjoyed mashed, as in this Mashed Artichokes, Celeriac Root and Potatoes Recipe.  Or it can be sliced thinly and enjoyed as Celeriac Chips!  Other options for your celeriac root include this Celeriac and Carrot Salad, a delightful Celeriac Remoulade, or you can add it to these fragrant Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary.

Enjoy your Harvest Box!

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