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Kohlrabi? More like KOOLrabi!



NEWS! 
Looking for something to do this weekend? Family Dinner is excited to take part in the Purely Good in Our Neighborhood Food Festival in Beverly, MA on Sunday Nov 3 from 2-5pm. There will be great vendors, food trucks, beer, music and games! Bring the Family on down and say hello!

THIS WEEK:
At Family Dinner, we love a good challenge and we love the (occasionally weird) bounty of Autumn vegetables in New England. Fall produce can sometimes be silly looking; oddly shaped, brightly colored and bumpy (much like many of us in our adolescence).
Kohlrabi fits squarely into this category. Kohlrabi, with an alias of "German Turnip" is a member of the Brassica clan. Its not so distant relatives include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts (also in this week's share! Reunion time, Fam!)
Because of its thick skin and spiky greens, Kohlrabi can be intimidating - we often don't know what to make of it. Even the contestants on Chopped always look like they swallowed a bug when it pops up in the baskets.
But they needn't be scary. They're incredibly versatile, can be eaten raw or cooked and work with a wide variety of flavors.
So this when we saw them at Clark Farm this week we wanted to include them in each share as a fun experiment.  They're not part of your normal produce count for the week, just a little extra thing to try!  There are all kinds of way to approach this, let the KITCHN be your guide. They have a few great ideas on roasting, soup and fritters. (I'm gonna go for the fritters, duh.) Dive in, have fun and get to know the weirdo veggies on the block!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

** For the vegetarian shares we have partnered with Mandarava restaurant in Newburyport, MA.  This week we have a chickpea tofu. (ingredients: garbanzo flour, fava flour, filtered water, red chile, paprika, garlic, pink salt.) Mary the delightfully wonderful chef and owner suggests pan frying the tofu for the yummiest results. If you are in the area (and even if you aren't!) come check this place out. They do amazing dinners, Chef's tasting and brunch.

CARROTS? Yes we know there were carrots last week, beautiful rainbows from Busa and we don't love to repeat ourselves. But this is the last week for carrots with tops and we couldn't pass it up. Time to make some pesto!

Omnivore Protein -  Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Chickpea Tofu from Mandarava; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins -Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Carrots and Yukina Savoy from Clark Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Brookford Farm
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge Baking Co

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pork Spare Ribs from Brookford Farm; Muhammara from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish and Scallops from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Muhammara from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pork Spare Ribs from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies -Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Carrots and Yukina Savoy from Clark Farm; Leeks and Brussels Sprouts from Brookford Farm; Honeynut Squash from Busa Farm
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's
Special Treat - Brownie Bites and Cookies from Forge Baking Co 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein -Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pork Spare Ribs from Brookford Farm; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Pickles from Brookford Farm and Swordfish from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish, Hake and Scallops from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Muhammara from Magic Bites: Pickles from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Carrots and Yukina Savoy from Clark Farm; Leeks and Brussels Sprouts from Brookford Farm; Honeynut Squash from Busa Farm; Apples and Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's; Spinach and Cheese Pide from Magic Bites
Special Treat - Brownie Bites and Cookies from Forge Baking Co 


RECIPES

Roasted Honey Nut Squash: Too darn cute. Roast these guys with Hot Italian Sausage, or a quick stir fry of veggies you have lying around. Coat with some bread crumbs and don't forget some cheese!

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto: Bright and beautiful. You can also freeze the pesto for later.

Stir Fry Chicken with Box Choy: Queen Martha calls for Chicken Breast but the meat from your half chicken will be much more flavorful than just the breast alone.