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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:36 pm 
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i figured a thread to identify mystery CSA contents might be useful.

i know what these are but not what varieties:

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some sort of beet, the guy told me what kind of beet it was, it started with a C and i forget. then purple kale??? is it just called purple kale? and then some other variety of kale

EDIT: what is the difference between the different colors of swiss chard. we had one bunch with yellow stems and one bunch with red stems. i took the red stemmed and gave my parents the yellow stemmed as none of us knew the difference

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Are they Chiogga beets? I've never seen them so eggplant-shaped! If they are Chioggas, you're in for a fun surprise.

Purple kale is sometimes called Russian kale here. Your other kale looks like lacinato kale or dinosaur kale, also known as cavolo nero - this one is my favorite kale!


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i'll guess - from left to right - beet tops, collards and colossal red beets

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the stuff on the left is red russian kale, middle looks like collards. there's not much difference in the types of chard, the colored one is called rainbow and the other one is just swiss chard. i think usually they mixed the colors together to make rainbow, but it's all the same stuff basically.

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Yeah, the only difference between the chards is the stem color really. I was guessing your middle thing was collards too. Doesn't look chard-y but maybe it's the angle?

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The middle is totally collards which I use in recipes the same as kale and I actually like better. The first looks like red kale. I've never seen a beet like that, but i would guess it is some kind of beet. Yum!


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Are they Chiogga beets?


yes! that is what he said! i couldnt remember it but that is what it was.

the middle one is kale not collards i just didnt know what kind of kale. i thought lacinato but i wasnt sure if dinosaur was different or another name for the same

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If they're collards (and hell, even if they're some sort of weird looking chard), my faaaaavorite thing in the world to do with collards is make the ones that are in the first Papa Tofu: collards recipe. The recipe is for frozen collards but I've always made it with fresh and had good results.

Man I want collards now.

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madeleine.teacup wrote:
Are they Chiogga beets?


yes! that is what he said! i couldnt remember it but that is what it was.

the middle one is kale not collards i just didnt know what kind of kale. i thought lacinato but i wasnt sure if dinosaur was different or another name for the same


Chiogga beets are super pretty. I've only ever seen round ones though!

Lacinato kale/dinosaur kale/cavolo Nero are just different names for the same kale. And the Papa Tofu collards recipe works for them deliciously too, just cook them less! I also like the sesame sweet potato, tofu and greens recipe in Vegan Brunch for basically all sorts of greens if you're looking for ideas.


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ok so we got 2 types of beets in our box and now that i have googled chiogga beets i actually think the other beets in the box might be the chiogga ones and these tubular ones are just regular beets.

when we cook them we will find out as the chiogga ones are stripey inside (exciting!)

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The tubular beets most likely are a variety called Cylindra.

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Those don't look like chiogga beets to me, but, tubular red beets are awesome! They are so tasty and easy to peel. Make borscht! They are also great for juicing.


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the tubular beets i believe were forono beets because we get a newsletter with our CSA and that seemed to be the closest match.
the chiogga beets i later realized were the ones i thought were "regular" beets


this week we got a buttload of stuff. holy crepe how am i gonna eat all this?!?!?!?

lettuce
2 types of beets (again looks like chiogga and forono)
two types of kale (reg leafy green kale and more dino kale)
zukes
summer squash
radishes
arugula
swiss chard
buttloads of snap peas (YAY!)

then they said we could take as much fennel as we wanted which i politely declined but grabbed one for my parents. then we got to pick a few extras so i got 2 cukes and a small bag of snow peas.

the thing that sucks is my husband will be gone for roughly 4 days for work so i have to eat most of this myself!!!!!

what does one do with radish leaves? should i feed those to the guinea pigs?

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in my house, radish leaves get made into pickles which nobody will eat. then tossed. the peegs will love them, you'll be busy eating other, more tasty leaves.

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There's a potato and radish leaf curry that I like; this is pretty much the recipe though I can't remember where I first found it:

http://www.themindfulfoodie.com/2012/04/25/potato-radish-leaves-curry-a-note-on-using-storing-fresh-produce/

I've also tossed them in green smoothies but I didn't like that very much.


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i am intrigued by the potato and radish leaf curry!!

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Colour me intrigued too. I have a new affinity for radishes, but I am mystified by the leaves!


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I believe peegs can eat radish greens. They can certainly eat beet greens. Here's a handy peeg food list that shows calcium/phosphorus amounts (avoid that interstitial cystitis!) -

http://www.guinealynx.info/diet_vegs.html


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i wish i could remember where i read it. i know ive given them beet greens before. i think maybe it's one of those "dont feed crepe tons of it" because of the high calcium content.

my husband is going away this week so i might try that potato radish leaf curry as im intrigued but i dont think he would like it at all.

i dont know what a brown onion or a nicola potato is but im sure regular onion and russet potato will do.
not sure what a "sprig" of curry leaves is either as an entire "sprig" would be a bunch of leaves. maybe ill just put one curry leaf in. it will give me an excuse to use more of the curry leaves i have in my freezer!

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Doo eet! I usually use red onions in Indian food but have used yellow too, so I wouldn't worry. I also use purple potatoes sometimes in aloo dishes though, so there's that.


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looking at the recipe for the potato/radish leaf curry do you guys think when it says "chili powder" it means cayenne and not what we Americans think of as chili powder? i remember some conversation on here somewhere that the American meaning of chili powder is different than the rest of the world

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LisaPunk wrote:
do you guys think when it says "chili powder" it means cayenne and not what we Americans think of as chili powder?

Yep, what you guys call Chili Powder would be sold as Mexican Chilli Powder here. One hint is in the recipe it's spelled with two Ls ie chilli not chili.

So yeah, just ground hot red chillies. Not necessarily cayenne, though that'd be fine.

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i didnt even notice the two L's!

ill use cayenne as i think that is the closest thing i have. American chili powder would have been an odd flavor in there i though! thaanks!

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I don't have a picture yet but I received some weird green stalky veggie with soft fuzzy green stuff coming off the ends. The fuzzy stuff is almost herb-like and the base is reminiscent of celery in appearance. Neither are very fragrant. I'll try to get a pic up soon, but does this sound at all familiar to anyone?

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i am dying to see because i can't imagine at all.

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