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CSA Saturday: Week 19

My CSA is sadly winding down for the year.  The pumpkins and mums are out at the farm and a cold front will be moving in tonight.  But that doesn’t mean the produce is now lacking…far from it!  Here’s this week’s basket:

Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Lacinato Kale, Carrots, Beefsteak Tomato, Cheddar Cauliflower

Many of these things, I’ve already received this year, but there was a big newcomer this week…cheddar cauliflower?!?  This is new to my farm this year and I’m so excited to try it.  Here’s what the farm sent out about this variety of cauliflower:

A fresh, home-grown crown of cauliflower is a thing of beauty – crisp, nutritious, and intensely flavourful. This bright orange cauliflower (originally developed in Canada) does look like cheddar cheese! And the colour indicates that it has elevated levels of beta-carotene (Vitamin A). In fact, it can have as much as 25% more Vitamin A than regular cauliflower, now that’s good for your eyes and skin, so eat up folks!

So apparently, it doesn’t taste any different, but it’s just better for you!  I’m planning on making a puree out of the cauliflower (my favorite preparation) and pairing that with some seared scallops and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon.  Yum, right??  Speaking of brussel sprouts, I got a few more things at the farm today.

Gala Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Bell Pepper, More Tomatoes, Bibb Lettuce, Brussel Sprouts, Spanish Onion

After a week in Walt Disney World and eating incredibly rich food, I needed to load up on some fresh fruits and veggies.  How gorgeous is that Bibb lettuce?!  I also got some local shrimp from the fish monger this morning and I was thinking of making some shrimp lettuce wraps.  I’ll let you know how those turn out :)

Did you get any good veggies this week? 

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