Posts tagged ‘Potatoes’

September 24, 2012

Leftovers tonight- extraordinaire (using my CSA fennel, potatoes, and purslane)

This week in your box: kale (Starbor), beets, fennel, turnips (Hakurei), thyme, delicata squash, purslane, and two apples (Chehalis and an unknown variety)

I’ll admit it. I traded my beets and turnips again! When I stood there holding a bag of turnips (and checking they were not radishes…) and asked what was in the swap box the farm volunteer shrugged and said “a box full of purslane”- SOLD! Here is another way to use your purslane: Roasted Potatoes and Fennel with Purslane (ok, and proscuitto and parmesan!)

I’ve written how much I love purslane- the leaves are almost a citrusy green apple flavour and the stems are somewhat a crispy spinach stem. I love purslane so much because it can be both a sweet (breakfast quinoa!) and savoury (salad!) dish.
As I mentioned in a previous post- the best way to add purslane to your dishes is to use it in replace of watercress or in any savoury dish that would use apples. It’s best raw, or slightly wilted from the heat of soup, quinoa, or like tonight- roasted potatoes and fennel.

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