Serving Suggestions: 7/1/19

Welcome to the newest installment of Serving Suggestions, the first of 2019!  This week we have a suggestion for Bob on how to use the abundant salad turnips we received last week:

I felt a bit intimidated by the salad turnips last week.  I’ve definitely wasted some in the past and never feel like I have an exciting dish to use them in.  I decided to check one of my favorite fonts of recipes: NYT Cooking.  Sure enough, they had a recipe that caught my eye and inspired me right away, Shaved Turnip Salad with Arugula and Prosciutto.  To keep it simple, I used a mandoline to thinly slice the turnips and bought a clam-shell package of arugula since I hadn’t received any from the CSA yet.  I prefer the crispness of diced pancetta to prosciutto so I picked some of that up instead.  I cooked the pancetta in a nonstick frying pan with a few drops of olive oil to get them started.  Once they were wonderfully crispy, I spooned off a few tablespoons of the leftover fat to cool and serve as the vinaigrette base.  To the fat, I whisked spicy honey, cider vinegar and S&P.  I tossed the arugula and the turnips in the dressing and topped with the pancetta.  Served with some ciabatta it was a bright and different summer dinner!

We also have a suggestion from Ginger of Treelicious Farms:

Sour cherries are delicious for the 4th of July as a crumble.  My favorite topping takes 5 minutes to prep and is placed on top of any prepared fruit. Cut 1 stick of margarine into 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of sugar — this creates the yummy topping. Baking for 35 min at 350 F in the oven should produce a nice golden top with juice on the edges. Enjoy alone or with ice cream! This is a favorite summer treat with fresh fruit of any kind.

Serving Suggestions is a recurring article that will be posted periodically during the CSA season featuring photos, tips and recipes. Content is provided by Jessica, Shana and Bob. If you would like to submit your own photos or recipes, please email Bob at To read through previous Serving Suggestions articles, click here for an archive. You can also use the handy search feature at the top of the right hand menu bar to search for the name of a particular ingredient you need help using.


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