Thankfully our home is built into a hill, so our yard only suffered a little pooling, but flooding all around prevented us from getting out.
a brand new birthday gift from the Husband,
and time on her hands?
When I asked him to focus on the golden beets he said, "It has a bouquet of beet, a distinct nose of beet, and an aftertaste of beetiness." Again, thanks.
2. Turnip and Greens Stir-fry
I don't think I'd ever had a turnip before joining the CSA. I'd seen the white and purple roots and passed them by. But Hakurei Turnips are a delight. They are perfectly round and pearly white. They are mild enough to eat raw or sliced on salads, but we've had a lot of salads lately, so into the stir-fry they went.
What is Mizuna? It's a tender, crisp, deep green Asian lettuce with jagged edges that tastes mild yet tangy. It is often found in mesclun mixes and is used in salads, soups, and stir-fries. I would have loved to have used fresh ginger root for this stir-fry, but flood waters made a run to the grocery store seem frivolous, especially when ordered by police to stay home. Thankfully, I had some bottled ginger in the fridge.
It was a wet day. It was a creative food day. The house smells spectacular. We are well fed.