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Waverly Farms CSA 10/26/17 - Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly Members

Posted 10/26/2017 3:02pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Cooler weather is making the Brussels Sprouts, Kale and Collards especially sweet and delicious. Yummy fall colors round out your share this week. 

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Actually, we are not including Wade's size 13 shoes in your share's this week. I just thought it was funny that he included them in the picture and I wanted to rib him a bit. 

Brussels Sprout Greens - We enjoy these sweet leaves while the sprouts are forming. They are more tender than collards, not as dark green, and have a hint of the sprout flavor.  Simply cut them into ribbons (stems on or off) and sauté a bit of minced garlic then add the greens and a bit of water. Water helps thicker greens to become tender. Squeeze a bit of lemon and sauté the greens just until tender.  A really fabulous recipe is: Sautéed Brussels Sprout Greens with Bacon and White Beans

Collard Greens - the same recipe for Brussels Sprouts Greens will work with Collard Greens. Collard greens are also amazing in soups and stews because they are hardy and hold up well. Still, I put them in the last hour when using a slow cooker.  You might try Stuffed Collard Greens or even Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon (use your Spaghetti squash instead of the pasta to reduce carbs). 

Purple Cabbage - Actually is a little more nutritious than green cabbage and makes a beautiful slaw or side dish. Here is Easy Coleslaw and Parmesan and Garlic Cabbage Steaks for you to try.  Or, just remove the core and sauté it with a little water until tender.  

Spaghetti Squash - An easy but sometimes baffling winter squash until you get the hang of it.  It actually is a low-carb substitute for pasta.  You might enjoy this video How in the Heck to You Cook Spaghetti Squash.  From there, you can make it savory with salt pepper and parmesan, as the video shows, or sweet with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar or maple syrup. We love spaghetti squash mixed with sautéed greens and topped with a fried egg. Sounds terrible, but it was yummy!

Other Winter Squash - Two varieties are in your share to be used for decoration and also to be eaten. The smaller ones are Sweet Dumpling and the larger is Speckled Hound. Both of these can be cooked just like Spaghetti Squash, but they will be creamier. Together, they would make a most delicious Squash Soup with Crispy Bacon. A vegan alternative would be Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Sweet Bell Peppers - terrific in Spaghetti sauce or sautéed with any of your greens. They're such a great flavor and terrific in Spaghetti Squash Primavera

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Beef Roasts - I'm sure by now you have your favorite ways to cook roasts. Remember to let them thaw in your refrigerator for 5 days and bring them to room temperature before cooking them in the oven. This aids tenderness and flavor.  A slow cooker the easiest way to cook roasts, and since everyone received a different kind, it's difficult for me to suggest anything. Please call me at 214-914-0323 or email if you need help!

Sausage - Two pounds of sausage will give you plenty to cook a hardy breakfast, make a quiche, stuff peppers, or combine with your Spaghetti Squash as in the cheesy and indulgent Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti Squash

Beef Burger - If you have not combined pork sausage and hamburger into burgers yet, do.  We call these Waverly Farms burgers when we have family or friends over. The sausage adds spice and rich flavor to the hamburger and would be fabulous in Beef and Sausage Meatballs over Spaghetti.

Enjoy!!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners and
Wade Bagley, gardener, along with everyone who makes it work at 
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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