Roasted Kohlrabi

Easy. Simple. Healthful. And tastes good! In short, a winner recipe.

For a long time, I would only eat kohlrabi raw, almost like apples except peeled and sliced. Kohlrabi is full of flavor, moisture and most importantly for pre- and post-supper munchies, crunch.

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds fresh kohlrabi, ends trimmed, thick green skin sliced off with a knife, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic (garlic is optional, to my taste)
Salt
Good vinegar

Directions
Set oven to 450F. Toss the diced kohlrabi with olive oil, garlic and salt in a bowl. (The kohlrabi can be tossed with oil and seasonings right on the pan but uses more oil.) Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and put into oven (it needn’t be fully preheated) and roast for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring every five minutes after about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with a good vinegar (probably at the table so the kohlrabi doesn’t get squishy).

Cutting Potatoes

Is it finally time to start planting? Our seed was all ordered during the first week of January and we’ve received our seed potatoes this week.  So what does that mean for us?  Cutting lots and lots of seed potatoes to get ready to plant!  Fortunately, there is a very nice machine and nice friend that assists us with the process of cutting potatoes.

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I know you are wondering how we plant sooo many potatoes and the answer is – just like you.  Hands and knees.  One seed potato at a time!  Before we know it, they’ll be in the ground…

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High Tunnel Progress

Well, Ryan said his goal was to get the second high tunnel ready for plastic by April 1.  This was our progress on March 29:

The frame is mostly up, but we need to put up the end walls.  Ryan is using the post hole digger to clean out the holes.  Jacob has a different method….if you can fit in the hole, you can clean it out 🙂

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After we get the end wall stood up, it was time to pour concrete. Jacob is careful to smooth it out.

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So did we make our April 1 deadline?  Not quite.  As of last night, everything was framed out on the east wall and we had begun the west wall.  Now its just a race to the finish line!