I went to the Union Square Green Market today and scored big-time!
I got a 3 lb bag of organic tomatoes for $4.00, an organic jalapeno for a quarter, a huge bunch of organic kale for $2.50, and organic onion for $.75, a nice-sized organic red kohlrabi for $1.50, and a 10-lb. organic cabbage for $2.00. All of that that for under $10.00!!!! I will eat well for a while (and the next CSA distribution is on Thursday! ) Kohlrabi ravioli with smoked cashew-jalapeno cheez with a light tomato/onion sauce is the plan for tonight . I may make up a cole slaw to go with it, or maybe not. With this huge cabbage, I seriously think it is time to make sauer kraut — no more excuses! That is on the schedule for tomorrow and/or Wednesday.
I also saw a very nice beet “kimchi” – actually, I think it was pickled in Korean koji jang (a paste which is roughly a cross between miso and hot pepper). Last night, Tomoko, my room-mate, and I were talking about how to make Japanese pickles. As I expected, there are two ways to make them – one, to bury the vegetables in salt, and the other to bury the vegetables in miso paste. I expect I will be experimenting this winter with pickling turnips, beets, and daikon.