Easy Summer Veggies

MS tires me out. I admit it. The idea of cooking a farm fresh vegetable every night is about as appealing as running a 6 K race. However, since the small quantity of produce I'm growing will not keep us going, I found a local farm and took myself up there. I did not buy a CSA. I wanted to see what I could do with what they had. I came back with 2 large kohlrabi's, 3 nice yellow squash, a large head of green leaf lettuce, two cucumbers (they deemed defects because they didn't look nice and symmetrical like store cukes) , a bag of wax beans. I peeled the kohlrabi's, diced them up like potatoes, tossed them with chopped garlic, salt and olive oil and roasted them on a baking sheet at 450 degrees while the frozen french fries (okay, get real) roasted for my husband and son. They can't eat a cheeseburger without fries and I'm trying not to eat the fries. We all got some kohlrabi on our plates. It was nicely browned, slightly crisp from the head but would never compare to a french fry. That said, I ate the veg and not the potato and ate my hamburger without a roll. I like vegetables but I still can't convince myself they're better than a french fry. Maybe the 3rd or 4th time they appear at the table they won't seem so foreign - to any of us...


  1. I never get around to roasting the kohlrabi because I LOVE it raw. I chop it up and throw it in my salad with radishes, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red/yellow/orange peppers, salad turnips and more. I swear by the time I'm done adding all the veggies to my salad, I don't want to eat the lettuce anymore. Try it that way. Maybe you'll become a fan, too.


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