Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome to the new CSA year!

Box day yesterday - first of the new CSA year! Very exciting. Kenneth barbecued cabbage again - my new favourite dish, I think.

Tonight I made pita pizzas with my friend Sarah's recipe - carmelized onions, chicken and apple. Really tasty and a good way to use lots of onions.

Slice a bunch of onions (5-6 or even more) and put them in a shallow pan with a wee bit of oil and 2-3 T of brown sugar. Cook them over low heat for a long time - about 40 minutes or so - until they carmelize.

Brown some chicken, and then put some pieces of apple into the pan and cook for a few minutes. Top pita shells with onions, chicken and apple, add copious amounts of freshly ground pepper, then top with mozzarella and either feta or blue cheese. Cook 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the pita is crispy.

Kenneth just made pumpkin pie and apple turnover from frozen pumpkin and apples we had left over from the fall. Sweet!



  1. Hi! I'm surprised I've just found your blog. I too have been a Taproot member for the last two years, heading into our third season. I can't imagine doing things the "old way".

    So what have you been doing with all the turnip?

  2. We've been feeding it to our one-and-a-half-year-old - she loves it! We cut it into cubes and steam it, then freeze it in small containers and put it in her lunch.

    We still have a whole one from last week, though ... maybe I'll make turnip spice cake this weekend. I'll let you know!


  3. Sadly, my kids just aren't into turnip. It's too bad because those two boys go through a serious amount of food. I snuck it in potato scallop this week, very thinly sliced. No one seemed to notice! The turnip spice cake sounds like a good option.