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Wednesday’s CSA Box | No. 4

We ought to call this week’s box the bulk box, since so many of the veggies you’re getting are seriously substantial!  Remember to scroll your mouse over each image below to find a relevant recipe for each veggie you received this week.  In addition to the pasta dish with roasted pumpkin (link below), if you’ve had a sweet tooth lately (as we have) then this Chocolate Pumpkin Tart might be calling your name.

Speaking of sweets, CSA Member Andy shared his favorite Sweet Potato Pie recipe with us (link below).  He swears it comes out perfect every time, and is a cinch to make.  And since we’ve all had our fair share of sweet potatoes lately (baked, roasted, steamed, and mashed), maybe it’s okay if we devote them to a dessert this week?

Purple potatoes are back!  Admittedly, they looked a little funny on our plates the other evening—mashed with fresh scallions and lots of butter—but there’s no denying how delicious they are, and good for you!  Anthocyanins give the purple potatoes their color, the same antioxidants also color blueberries, blackberries, currants, and cranberries.  As a result, purple potatoes contain 4 times as many antioxidants as Russet potatoes.  These antioxidants strengthen your immune system, help reduce blood pressure, and can help prevent certain heart diseases and cancers!  Besides the recipe we link you to below, this Sour Cream Potato Salad with Scallions is another delicious option for putting those potatoes to good use.  Enjoy!