Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CSA Share Ninja Rescue: a new feature!

Photo by Erik Dungan via stock.xchng
Have you ever had one of those "what the heck is THAT and how do I EAT it?!!" moments when you open your CSA share?

I certainly have.

Or would you like to be more food-adventurous and try something from your local farmers' market -- say, rhubarb -- that you have never eaten before and don't know how to prepare?

Enter the ninj.

I am starting a new feature here on the blog, especially for summer when the CSA programs kick into high gear all over the country. Tell me what you received in your share box that is giving you angst and I will give you some ideas for how to use it.

Bok choy? Kohlrabi? Kale? Rapini? Daikon? Tatsoi? Yep, the ninj can help.

Too many tomatoes? Zillions of zucchini? I'm here for you.

Send me your suggestions by posting a comment below or emailing me at kitninja (at) gmail (dot) com. Each week I will review the suggestions and provide as many helpful ideas as I can.

Vive le CSA!


  1. Ok, this week I've got: strawberries (easy, they'll be gone in a day!), Lesabre Garden Peas, tomatoes, Red Russian kale, sweet potatoes, and cucumbers. Ninja that up for me, please?

  2. Thanks, Kim! I am just very, very jealous that you've already got strawberries and tomatoes! I can't plant the new garden (which is HUGE, btw) until Memorial Day weekend and it's killing me.

  3. I am so glad you are doing this! I am a kitchen novice so I need step by step instructions! What the heck do I do with all this cabbage I am getting?!

  4. I know, isn't this too cool? I will add your cabbage to Kim's list for the week, DJ. :-)

  5. Very cool! I don't ahve a CSA share, but who knows, I might be inspired to try something new. And I'd love some caggage recipes.

    and not that this is a vegetable, but have you ever used Agave as a sweetner? I've been hearing a lot about it but I've never tried it.