Market Haul: March 29

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It's the last CSA box of the winter season and we plan to make the most of it. This week's haul included lots of root vegetables plus just enough greenhouse greens and crunchy radishes and cabbage to make a few crave-worthy winter salads.

The Haul: watermelon radish, red kale, scallions, kohlrabi, Russet potatoes, Napa cabbage, celery root, rutabaga, carrots

The Menu Ideas:

Farro Salad with Roasted Rutabaga, Ricotta Salata, and Hazelnuts [NYT]
We make a variation of this salad at least once a month during the winter months. It's endlessly adaptable--try it with roasted squash, feta, and walnuts, or toss in a handful of dried cranberries for an extra bite of sweetness.

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Market Haul: November 14, 2011



The seasonal parade of root vegetables begins with a CSA box filled with hardy, early winter offerings. Celery root, leeks, and potatoes are calling out to be made into soup, while the tiny leaves of red kale would be delicious rubbed with olive oil and served raw in a lemony salad.

The Haul: Leeks, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, celery root, daikon radish, baby red kale, chioggia beets

The Menu Ideas:

Truffled Potato–Leek Pierogi with Chive Crème Fraîche [JBF]

Black truffles bring these easy-to-make dumplings into special-occasion territory. For an everyday version, substitute minced cremini mushrooms sautéed in butter.

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Recipe: Seared Sea Scallop with Black Pudding, Celery Root Purée, Tangerine, and Almond Salad

In this unusual dish, black pudding—a blood sausage that's known as boudin noir in France and morcilla in Spain—is a rich complement to delicately seared scallops. The recipe comes from Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, who will be cooking at the Beard House tomorrow night.

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Recipe: Parsnip and Celery Root Bisque

soupEven as November sets in and farmers' markets pack up their stands for the year, there's no reason to despair: it's time to stock up on hearty and creamy vegetables for soul-warming late-autumn soups. This thick, toasty bisque, which gets a touch of sweetness from apples, will help you cope with the oncoming winter.

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