Not In Jersey: CSA Chronicles Weeks 11 & 12–Okra and Radishes CSA Chronicles Weeks 11 & 12–Okra and Radishes - Not In Jersey

Monday, September 2, 2013

CSA Chronicles Weeks 11 & 12–Okra and Radishes

Well, you might have noticed I have not been posting what we receive in our CSA shares every week lately. The reason for that is that we keep getting similar things we have already gotten – and no one wants to see pictures of just slightly different tomatoes every week!

For Week 11 we received, (copied from our email from our farmer):

- Tomatoes. :)

- Okra (it goes great with tomatoes, or roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper).

- Onions. Because they just go with tomatoes and okra.

- Beets.

The only one we had not received previously was okra. I’m not a fan. Dave is though, and he made this:

Sautéed onions, tomatoes, tofu, and okra. I ate all of it but the okra!

For Week 12 we received:

- Tomatoes

- Zucchini

- Garlic

- Eggplant (from Green Gate farm again)

- Radishes (Pink Beauties)

I searched Pinterest for radishes and I just now realized I spelled it wrong! There actually are a bunch of things you can make with radishes (I see a radish recipe round up post in the future!) but due to my misspelling, I only came up with one that I wanted to try – roasted radishes.


The recipe is very simple. All you have to do is wash and slice the radishes, then cover them with olive oil and sea salt. I also added garlic powder.


Roast for 25 minutes at 450 degrees.



So, who else is like Dave and actually likes okra? And do you want to see a round up of radish recipes?


Tamar SB said...

I love okra! I make an Indian type preparation which is so good and my favorite when I do go out for Indian.

I'll have to try roasted radishes, sounds so good.

Jackie said...

I've never tried okra before (living in Canada is probably why), but I absolutely adore roasted radishes. Most people haven't had them that way before, but they don't know what they're missing!

- Jackie

Holly Higgins said...

We got TONS of okra this week! I put what we got last week in chili that I froze and in dirty rice dish I made. We're not really big fans so the only way I can eat it is to do something like that. I don't think I could just eat it with a bunch of other veggies and no "filler."

Shoshanah G said...

I love pretty much any type of roasted vegetable! There's just something about it that makes any type of vegetable taste delicious. Even broccoli which I'm not a fan of, I don't really mind roasted.