16th Harvest Week <> August 14 - 20, 2000

Still have last week's kohlrabi? Tom says we may get it again this week, so here's a good recipe I found in "The Rolling Prairie Cookbook", a book put out by an alliance of CSA farmers and families in Kansas. It not only uses kohlrabi, but also many other current box ingredients! I'm planning on tryin' it! - debbie

Kohlrabi Vegetable Stew
serves 6
(I didn't have room for this on the printed newsletter page: the actual title of this recipe in the cookbook is "Fall Stew with Kohlrabi", but I didn't want that to throw people -- it not being fall yet!)

2-3 medium kohlrabi, bulbs & greens
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, cut in slivers
3 medium carrots, cut in 3/4" chunks
2 medium potatoes, cut in 3/4" chunks
1 C peeled chopped tomatoes (don't know how to peel tomatoes? See 19th Harvest Week, 1999, for tips on how to do this! Or if you're not up to the task, you can always use canned. - debbie)
4 C vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried oregano (If you want to use fresh oregano, use more; I'd suggest maybe 2 teaspoonfuls, chopped. Dried herbs are always more concentrated in flavor than fresh. - debbie)
1 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp. molasses

Separate leaves from kohlrabi bulbs. Peel bulbs & cut into large chunks. Derib leaves & cut into thin strips. Set aside. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions & saute for several minutes. Add kohlrabi bulb chunks, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, oregano, salt, pepper, molasses & mustard. Turn up heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover & simmer for about 15 minutes, or until veggies are not quite tender. Add kohlrabi leaves & simmer, uncovered, for another 10 minutes, or until veggies are just cooked.

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Remember, the selection of veggies I listed for last week's recipe are not at all fixed. Don't have any mustard greens or celery? Leave 'em out. Only have lots of green beans? Try making it with just green beans! Got extra kohlrabi greens, spinach, lettuce, leeks, chard or kale? Throw 'em in the pot! Maybe even those extra sugar snap peas would work (only I'd be sure to string 'em well first!).

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