Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vegetable Lessons

Now that we are country folk as opposed to city folk although I feel like we are more like mountain folk, we split a share of an organic farm with two other families. 
We get loads and loads of veggies each week from our share.
They are fabulously organic and fresh.

There is only one problem.
Some of them are unrecognizable.
And I don't know what I am supposed to do with them. 
For example, do you recognize this beauty?

Do you have any idea (off hand without using Google) what it is called?

I have to say that I imagined it was some type of cabbage and was very pleased with myself for being correct. 
To be precise, it is a kohlrabi.

I will be very impressed with you if you knew that or if you know what to do with it.

If anything, buying into this share has expanded my vegetable repertoire.

Now, I need to figure out how I can make this kohlrabi 
aren't I cool in a farming kind of way with my knowledge of vegetable nomenclature 
into something palatable for my family.


The Brewers said...

great pics of the rabasomethings. maybe if we are farmers one day here in hamburg we can plant some of em and by then you can teach me what to do with them :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

I wouldn't have a clue. We are not veggie people. Wish we were. Exotic for us is asparagus;)

Foursons said...

I guessed cabbage, but didn't know the kind. Make some coleslaw!

Lindsay Peters said...

My host family in Germany ate kohlrabi raw. It is a very interesting vegetable.

PBKISSES said...

I had someone give me kohlrabi and swiss chard last summer. I, like you, had no idea what to do with it. Someone at church said to stir fry it, I ended up just chopping it up and let the kids dip it. (LOVE that Ranch dressing) Tastes like-radishes? maybe? Not a huge hit with the kiddos. On the other hand I fell in love with the swiss chard, so our explorations were not a total loss!
I would love to do a farm share, but can't find one- and we are in a major Ag area- go figure! Anyway, good luck with the Kohlrabi!
PS- I LOVED your "Madder than a hornet- part deaux" post. SO reminded me of our family! Take care!

Joybird said...

You are very cool! I wish I had fresh veggies delivered to me. That sounds kind of fun.

Brigetta's Mom said...

Oh honey you should have called your German Mother! I grew up eating this.. I am sure that I cooked it many times while you were growing up!! LOL

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I just tried kohlrabi for the first time this Summer. A friend of mine swears by it. She had us over for a cook-out and sliced it up raw, then salted it.

I have to admit, I wasn't a fan. It was a little...radishy for my liking.


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