What the? That was my reaction upon first laying eyes upon…kolhrabi. Hey, I think I know alot about veggies, I eat and cook with a ton of them, but when it arrived in my CSA veggie share last week, I didn’t quite know what to do with it. So I googled it, and discovered that it would be mighty fine just peeled and sliced thinly, raw, so that’s what I did. YUM! A sweet, tender-crisp broccoli/cauliflower sort of taste, I love it. And therefore bought some more, at Byerly’s (today), and turned it into a lovely salad for dinner tonight, shaved, with shaved fennel and shaved pecorino romano. Drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar, sprinkle of salt and pepper, delicious.
Inspired by the Taste section of the Star Tribune this morning, as well as two bunches of unused asparagus in the cooler, I whipped up a lovely pureed asparagus soup as a little appetizer. Mmmm…and so light. Tastes creamy but has no cream in it at all, other than the itty bitty bit I drizzled on top for garnish.
And for a main course, I wrapped tilapia filets in foil, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chopped herbs from my pots: a bit of tarragon, basil, and rosemary, along with some sliced cherry tomatoes and salt and pepper. Put the foil packet on the grill for about 15 minutes and voila, a light and lovely fish course, fantastic with a glass of Sancerre. Ahhh, summer… (Recipes posted in comments, below.)
Made into a perfect day by a visit from Kim and Emily, and Susie, Vivian, and Sullivan, here for a swim. The kids had a BLAST in the pool, and the moms – my minxes! – had a blast chatting while the minxettes swam. Again, ahhh, summer…