Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fun with Veggies

Well, I haven't updated in a while, but I haven't really been preparing anything lately except... snack at school, which often nowadays consists of different combinations of raw vegetables which are delivered to us from an organic farm affiliated with some of the students and parents involved with the school. One of my favorites is a very interesting looking vegetable called Kholrabi.

To prepare it, I cut off the stems and leaves, peel off the purple skin and slice it up into thin round slices which I then cut into quarters. It's kind of like a turnip, but bigger, and ever so slightly sweeter, I think. It's got a really nice, refreshing crunchy texture. I tried to look for it at my local grocery stores but couldn't find it anywhere. I guess it's just really special. Some other vegetables we've been enjoying on a weekly basis are snap peas, carrots, cabbage, and celery. We also got a whole bunch of tangerines... the kids will love that!

I am so glad that the staff of the school supports and appreciates organic, locally grown produce as much as I do. This is so much better than just sending someone to the store to buy arbitrarily chosen vegetables. Getting our produce delivered from the farm, we get what's in season and it's almost like being part of a special, exclusive club. We truly are lucky to have access to this great produce.


  1. Hi Jen!

    What a refreshing post, and very informative as well! I have never heard of Kholrabi , but will certainly be on the look out for it. I also love raw veggies!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Jen!

    An excellent post! Thanks for sharing a picture of the Kholrabi vegetable. Bravo to you, your students, the parents, school staff, the local farmers, etc. in the community for making such a worthy collarboration like this a worthwhile experience for all. Double thumbs up!

  3. Hi Jen!

    Hope you and yours enjoyed a safe and happy holiday. Back soon to check the menu for what's next on tap at Epic Treats. Meanwhile, safe travels.