Recipe ideas for this week

Good Evening to all,

Here are some recipe ideas for this week.

Spaghetti Squash: For those of you who have not eaten this kind of squash before, it is a squash that comes out in strands after cooking making it look very like spaghetti. Spaghetti Squash is lower in carbohydrates than other squash making it a favourite choice in the Simply for Life diets.

Baking Instructions:
Punch holes with a fork all over the rind to prevent bursting then place the whole squash on a lightly greased pan or you can cut the squash down the middle lengthwise and put the cut side down. This will speed up the cooking somewhat. Bake for about on hour and a quarter at 400 degrees F until flesh can easily to pierced with a sharp knife.
After baking, remove the seeds then using a fork, gently lift the flesh out preserving the spaghetti like strands. This is pictured above. You can serve with salt and pepper or with a spaghetti sauce. Another favorite with our family is to serve it with an herbed butter.
 

Herbed Butter:
 
3 TB of Butter or Margarine melted
2 tsp    Parsley
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Garlic
 
Add seasonings to the melted butter or margarine and let simmer until you just smell the herb favor. This is then poured over the squash when it is served.
 

The Tuesday and Wednesday boxes got Celery and the Thursday and Friday boxes will be getting Kohlrabi.  

Celery:  Celery is something I'm still learning to grow and some of this week's celery is not perfect, but it does have good flavour.  I'd suggest you use it in cooking or chopped fine as a salad flavouring.  I think you will find it a bit too tough to eat as a celery stick but then I don't like celery at the best of times so you might be OK eating it raw....

 

 

Most of you have had Kohlrabi before, but some of you are new and may not have used it before so here are some ideas.

Kohlrabi is a versatile vegetable in the same family as broccoli and cabbage.  It is great cut up into sticks like you see in the picture, but it can also be grated in stir fries or boiled or even cooked in a cream sauce.

Hope you enjoy your veggies!

Tim