[Week 20] The Cauliflower Side Dish to Make All Winter Long + 6 More Recipes to Make This Week
Plus: Watermelon Radishes, Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup, Herby Mashed Potatoes & More
Hello Farm Share Friends,
With last week’s arrival of green tomatoes, we should have known: this week we officially say goodbye to tomatoes, whose season always passes too quickly.
Thank you to all who submitted green tomato recipe suggestions. I actually have yet to do anything with my green tomatoes — my fridge broke last week, which caused some disruption to the cooking schedule — but I am grateful to now have a plan: I’ll be breading and frying half of the green tomatoes and serving them alongside some sort of ranch-flavored yogurt or labneh sauce, and I’ll pickle the remainder, which I’m told will make a great martini or Bloody Mary topper. Can’t wait.
And while we say goodbye to tomatoes this week, we welcome cauliflower (🎉🎉🎉). I never tire of cauliflower and, in particular, I never tire of this parmesan-roasted cauliflower.
It’s simple: toss cauliflower florets with a sliced onion, a few sprigs of thyme, whole unpeeled garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes or until the onions and cauliflower begin to brown, then sprinkle over parmesan cheese, and return to the oven for 10 more minutes. That’s it.
The cauliflower emerges tender and golden, tangled in a web of sweet, caramelized onions and crisp, nutty parmesan. It’s irresistible. The best part? The whole unpeeled cloves of roasted garlic, which can be spread across bread like butter. I hope you love it as much as I.
Week 20 Vegetables
Cauliflower → Cauliflower Recipes
Watermelon Radishes → Radish Recipes
Scallions → Scallion Recipes
Carrots → Carrot Recipes
Sweet Potatoes → Sweet Potato Recipes
Head Lettuce → Salads
Kale → Kale Recipes
Onions → Onion Recipes
Parsley → Herb Recipes
Potatoes → Potato Recipes
Find recipes for all the vegetables here → Farm Share Vegetables
6 More Recipes to Make this Week
The greens have returned to the weekly farm share, and as a result, I’ve gotten back in the habit of making salad dressings, namely this apple cider vinaigrette, a new favorite, as well as this lemon vinaigrette.
Buttermilk, Herby Mashed Potatoes (For this week’s potatoes + scallions.)
Cauliflower Steaks with Walnut Salsa (A favorite!)
Vermont Cheddar Cheese and Beer Soup (A family favorite! For this week’s carrots, onions, and potatoes.)
Fellow Farm Sharers: Please share in the comments links to recipes you are loving for your farm share vegetables! Tips, questions, and suggestions are always welcome, too. Enjoy your vegetables! 🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕 See you next week :)