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Kohlrabi, Red Potatoes and Garlic Scape Bake

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Don’t be snobby, try kohlrabi… LOL. Kohlrabi, red potatoes and garlic scapes baked with a bit of parmesan. Each week I come home with so many yummy veggies from a local farm where we purchased a CSA share. If you don’t know what that is it is basically where you pay, up front, a set amount of money, depending on what size you determine is right for your family, and then you get to pick up fresh veggies from usually June until about the beginning of November. This week we got a vegetable I had never heard of before… the kohlrabi, which is a member of the cabbage family. I also was able to try garlic scapes, which are the tops of the garlic bulbs. I’m 47 and there are vegetables I’ve never tried, let alone even heard of. After peeling the kohlrabi (1 the size of an onion) and the red potatoes (6) and cutting up the scapes (about 1/2 cup), I threw them into a pot of boiling water for about 15 minutes. After draining I mashed them using a handheld masher and mixed in sea salt, pepper and onion powder. Put into an oven safe dish and top with some shredded parmesan and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, and garnish with parsley when done. It is an awesome way to have mashed potatoes. Enjoy  🙂

Rustic Potato and Caramelized Onion Rosemary Tart

A rustic tart filled with potato slices, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, garlic and fresh Rosemary. A quick egg-wash on the dough and then baked until bubbly and golden (about 40 minutes @350F) on parchment paper, which I love using. I got home too late to make my own dough since it would have had to sit in the fridge for about an hour; so, I used pre-made phyllo sheets instead. I know, I know, bad pastry chef wannabe… LOL. I saw this made when I was shadowing a culinary student at the cooking school I am going to be going to this fall. I changed it up a bit with the added mushrooms, garlic and phyllo. They made an easy tart dough, but it really does need to be refrigerated for about an hour.Image