Tis the season for a festive tablecloth! This week, our CSA share from In Good Heart Farm included some old friends (hello, tatsoi) and a bunch of new pretty little thangs.
Kale and Tatsoi
Last night I made a polenta, cheese and collards recipe something like this one from The Splendid Table. Instead of following their polenta recipe, I used my easy microwave polenta recipe – it takes much less time and requires less stirring than traditional recipes. I built the dish in a casserole: polenta on the bottom, then greens, then mozzarella and the rest of the polenta on the top. Yum. You could use any type of greens – kale, tatsoi, spinach, beet, turnip, chard or whatever you have. I think greens are pretty interchangeable in recipes.
I love the looks of this Kale and Wild Rice Casserole from Half Baked Harvest. It would make a super holiday side dish.
We always seem to have leftover greens in our frig. Yesterday I made a frittata out of leftover tatsoi. The tatsoi had been cooked with mushrooms, onions and garlic, so I just reheated it in a pan and added the beaten eggs. Once it started to set on top, I shaved some pecorino romano over it. It made enough for a few breakfasts so as soon as I publish this, I’m going to reheat a slice.
Can you believe it – more sweet potatoes to add to the box of sweet potatoes in our guest room. That’s fine with me, I will never say “no” to a sweet potato. I made this Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoky Breadcrumbs from The Kitchn a while back and it’s really good.
Here are a few other sweet potato recipes that I have my eye on:
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole from Hungry Healthy Girl
- Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice from Iowa Girl Eats
- Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce from Pinch of Yum
Watermelon radishes, romaine lettuce and broccoli
These items are all destined for our salads. Have you ever had a watermelon radish? They’re so gorgeous in a salad and mild enough for all tastes.
I’ve made this simple Roasted Cabbage Wedges recipe from Greenlitebites a few times. You can put it together quickly and then ignore it — perfect for busy December nights.
This recipe looks intriguing: Southern Slow Cooker Choucroute with smoked sausage, cabbage, apples and onions. I don’t know why it’s considered southern, but it would be perfect for a chilly day.
Do you have any suggestions for these seasonal ingredients?