So I caved and bought a 10# bag of ugly sweet potatoes. I’ve been so pleased with the CSA sweet potatoes; they’re like what grocery store sweet potatoes wish they could be. Here are my uglies.
- Green tomatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Komatsuma greens
- Acorn squash
Here’s what I think was the premium stuff. I’m not sure, though; the eggs could have been regular.
This week’s plan
The basil’s already pesto and safely ensconced in the freezer.
I’m going to take the plunge and fry the green tomatoes. My husband said something about buttermilk wash being important, so I’ll look around and see what recipes I can find.
One of the apples has already been cut up and eaten, the second soon to follow.
The two sweet potatoes will probably be lunch today along with a salad. The little ugly sweet potatoes will get roasted and eaten this weekend. The bigger ones we’ll just store and eat later.
I’ll probably roast the turnips, too. My neighbor Lucy has suggested this briami recipe. Maybe I’ll try it with the turnips and little sweet potatoes. I want to save the white potatoes for eating baked because we just love them that way.
Then again, our weekly CSA flyer suggests slicing these milder turnips into salads. So I’ll try that. Maybe we’ll come to enjoy the turnips as much as the radishes.
The smaller chard and komatsuma greens will be added to last week’s lettuce to stretch the salads.
I’m not sure what to do yet with the rest of the greens. As I’ve said before, we not a big greens family. But, when looking at the Komatsuma, even I can tell them’s some purty greens. So I’m a little hesitant to condemn them to obscurity in creamy alfredo or dip. They taste kind of like cabbage to me – maybe I’ll try a little stir-fry. Hmm.