Kohlrabi-Apple Remoulade

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Remoulade sounds fancy, right? Just imagine, you can set this on your Thanksgiving table and announce its name, and your guests will swoon. It’s basically the French version of cole slaw, but we’ll keep that between us.

Remoulade is traditionally made with celery root, but it adapts well to other vegetables. To keep your remoulade crunchy, make the dressing tonight, then grate the kohlrabi and apple tomorrow and stir everything together. Easy, fancy-sounding, and a much-needed raw counterpart to all that starch? Yes, please.

Moriah Simmons

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A Bad Case of the Apples

Thanks to the bounty of the fruit share, I (like the rest of you) have more apples than I can in a month. This is a great opportunity to preserve them via freezing and canning, so I don’t have to waste anything. I like to make a big batch of applesauce, save some, and turn the rest into apple butter. First up, an easy recipe for bright pink applesauce.  – Moriah Simmons Continue reading

Apple Butter

apple butterNow that we’ve got a batch of applesauce, let’s go a little further and turn it into apple butter. Have you had apple butter? It contains no actual butter (vegans rejoice!), just apples, spices, and sugar. This is a silky, spicy spread that can be slathered on toast for a quick breakfast or spooned into prebaked tart shells for an elegant dessert. -Moriah Simmons Continue reading

Apple Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Apple Wanut Cranberry Muffins

It’s a very sad time of year when the CSA season draws to a close.  Fortunately, the holidays are here, so that will take everyone’s mind off of the loss.  But with the cold of winter encroaching, and the fresh vegetables now gone, you may need more than Thanksgiving dinner to take your mind off of it all.  Maybe muffins will do the trick?  I know they always brighten my morning, and this apple cranberry walnut muffin recipe should get you ready for thanksgiving by letting you reflect back on the great year that is behind us, and giving you a moment of pause for the bounty that we’ve all been so fortunate to be a part of.

{Recipe and Remembrances after the jump.}

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Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnover

Who has five pounds of apples in his refrigerator?  This guy.  And I’m betting I’m not the only CSA member with this problem.  I love apples, but I’m not an apple a day eater.  Apples have slowly been accumulating in the back of my refrigerator for the past few weeks (don’t get me started on the pears), so I I’ve turned to something that I’m certainly not skilled at – baking.  But don’t worry.  Even for beginners, these apple turnover recipes will give you easy way to help you use up some of your apple shares in a very delicious way.

{Recipe after the jump.}

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Easy as Apple Pie

Happy almost-Thanksgiving! No matter where you’re having the big meal, this pie will be welcome. It’s pretty traditional and totally delicious.

I know some of you might be a little nervous about making your own crust, but don’t be. Pie dough, like dogs, can sense fear. Approach it confidently and it will respect your dominance. I tried to make the recipe below pretty clear since it’s really only a few steps: make the dough, make the filling, roll the crusts, fill the crust, bake. And then eat. You can handle that.

What else are you making for Thanksgiving? It’s not too late to share a recipe. Email redhookbkcsa at gmail dot com.

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