How often are we actually able to get locally-grown organic cauliflower? Well, this week, it’s available exclusively in MA‘O’s CSA box. Cauliflower is a rarer luxury that MA‘O usually only offers twice a year as it requires colder weather to grow well. With our especially chilly winter, the cauliflower looks very nice and is available in our CSA box in one of the following colors…the commonly seen white or yellow…or a specially lovely orange or purple.
A note about purple cauliflower…though it resembles cauliflower in overall appearance, it’s actually a type of purple broccoli!
Also among the goodies in this week’s CSA box, are limes, and 10 to be exact. But why exactly 10 limes? Well, it’s because we wanted to share a very special recipe with you all for key lime cheesecake! This recipe comes to us via Epicurious.com and yes, you guessed it, the recipe calls for 6 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, which works out to 10 limes. It also calls for a teaspoon a grated lime peel, and since the limes are organic, you won’t have to worry about any pesticides making their way into your dessert via the peels.
Our Farm Operations Director, Gary Maunakea-Forth himself, actually made this cheesecake and he recommends it to anyone with any remnant of a taste bud. So there you go!
The organic cauliflower and limes barely even begin to capture all of the ‘ono organic goodness in this week’s CSA box. As always, have fun with it, be creative and make some great healthy food for yourself, your ‘ohana and friends, and let us know how it turns out. We expect a full report, and pictures to boot!
No Panic, GO ORGANIC! Your friends at MA‘O
In today’s CSA box…
SALAD: 2 bags of SASSY salad mix, bag ARUGULA or LETTUCE HEADS
ROOTS: 2 bunches of CARROTS, bunch RADISHES, bunch HAKUREI TURNIPS
GREENS: PAK CHOY, bunch TOSCANO KALE
FRUITS: LIMES, TANGERINES/CLEMENTINES