Monday, March 31, 2014

CSA Box: Cabbage Salad

Vegetable and Fruit shares for this week! 
I received the first CSA box of the year from TapRoot Farms and I am elated.  Most people would be skeptical about the random vegetables you may get - but that is honestly the part I like the most.  I wouldn't usually buy a red cabbage, I haven't been eating mushrooms lately and I actually have never bought apple cider before.  So having these things - and more! - is a wonderful addition to my diet each week.

This week's box includes: carrots, parsnips, turnip, cabbage, mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts.  The fruit box included apples, tomatoes and sweet apple cider.  It doesn't seem like a lot at first - but I am getting this amount every Monday for the next fifty weeks.  And, of course, it will all change for the seasons!

I am going to share with you a recipe I made today with some of the ingredients I received!


Cabbage Salad

- half a head of red cabbage from CSA box
- 1 or 2 carrots from CSA box
- .5 or 1 whole apple from CSA box
- .5 or 1 onion (no onions in my box - the entree box had them though!)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 T sugar
- pepper and salt

Cut up the cabbage, carrots, apple and onion and toss with the other ingredients.  Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.  The salad will taste the best over night!  

This recipe made about 3L of salad.

It tastes really good - honest! 

Ok I do admit - cabbage can be bitter and a little gross.  It's crunchy and has a really odd flavour.  This salad makes it really enjoyable though.  Someday I will be adventurous and cook cabbage and see what that whole smell thing people talk about is about.  ;)  Maybe! 

Stay tuned for next weeks CSA Box post!  

Heidi