(2017) Vegetable Crostini with Squash and Onion

This recipe was submitted by CSA subscriber Silvia Medrano-Edelstein, the chef instructor and founder of Word of Mouth Cooking Club specializing in kid’s gourmet meal-kit prepping camps and specialty events like kiddie mocktails and gingerbread houses. Her recipes don’t include exact measurements, but you can figure it out.

(2017) Broccoli Fritatta

One more egg recipe. I don’t remember where this recipe came from, but I’m guessing from the “40 turns from a black pepper mill” that the source could well have been Cook’s Illustrated with it’s oh-so-precise instructions.

Broccoli Salad Dip

Maybe you want to munch on something mindlessly. Try this recipe. The bronzing on today’s broccoli makes me think perhaps the farm is getting a bit of frost in those cold mornings that only dip to the 40s here in town. It’s a recipe from Southern Living. Wouldn’t those sweet carrots make delicious dippers? And those radishes? And no cooking! If you’ve got all the components on hand, it’s done in 10 minutes. And of course, you can substitute any nut you like for those cashews.

Broccoli Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

I hesitate to give you a recipe for broccoli since you’re probably munching on fresh raw broccoli right now. But if not, try this recipe from David Gross of Cook Hall, prepared at a demo at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Fresh local ginger is available from many farmers and is absolutely amazing. I love this recipe because I’m crazy about the sweet-hot combination of pepper jelly.

Broccoli or Cauliflower “Risotto”

This recipe came from the chefs at JCT Kitchen and was a demo at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. I made an easy knock-off one night – cooking a whole head of cauliflower until it broke down, then adding 4 cups of cooked brown rice (which I had languishing in the refrigerator), some wine, chicken stock and garlic, and then folding in Parmesan after everything was warmed up. Easy and delicious. Their version will take a little more time, but the risotto effect is worth the trouble. If you’re not familiar with Carolina gold rice, it’s grown in South Carolina and available at specialty markets. Arborio or other risotto rice will work fine.