Hi Oahu Fresh members! This week’s bag has us pretty excited–Chiogga beets from Nalo Farms, long squash, kale, and japanese cucumbers from Ho Farms, mixed citrus of tangelos and kaffir limes, and Hauula tomatoes from Green Growers. How to use this wonderful diverse produce?
Raw Chiogga beet salad with honey lime dressing Wonderful way to see the color in the beets and use your lime!
Scotch Broth A great soup for a cold rainy night, just like what we’ve been having!
Long Squash Curry This is an involved recipe but looks great and authentic.
If you are not familiar with Chiogga beets here’s a run down:
Chiogga beets originated in the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, near Venice. They have been grown since the early 19th-century. Sweeter than many other beets, Chiogga Beets have lots of fiber, potassium, iron, and folic acid, a B vitamin. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their color, is a powerful antioxidant. Once cooked their beautiful red stripes fade though so enjoy their beauty first then their great taste!
Also, we will soon be offering a NEW specialty item! Oahu Fresh is delighted to soon offer HI Tea-Shopâ€™s Vetiver tea blends. Whether you spell it Vetiver, Vetyver, or Vetivert, itâ€™s no secret that we love this essence! And now Hawaiiâ€™s Vetiver Lady has prepared teas that highlight its tasty, aromatic character and Ayurvedic benefits. Mary’s blended fruits, florals and her Hawaii Sunshine Vetiver with tea and tisanes, and packaged them in apothecary tins to preserve their freshness. Hot or cold, HI Tea-shop varieties are delicious! Oh, and did we mention that, in addition to their great taste, HI Tea-Shopâ€™s non-caffeinated Vetiver blends help people relax and sleep? Trust us, it works!!
Stay tuned for this one of a kind opportunity!