Happy Fall Oahu Fresh members! Hope you had a fun filled Halloween, taking advantage of the opportunity to be an alternate version of your daily self! Trick or treating is a great way to relive the fun of that holiday too, if you didn’t try it this year, find some friends with keiki and go out next year, it’s really fun!
This week we have a great bag for you:
- Ho Farms butternut squash
- Ho Farms long beans
- Pacific Gateway Farmers kale
- Avocado from Kama`aina Land Plant Rentals and sharwil avocado from Serikaku Farms
- Daikon grown by Leilehua HS Ag Students
- Mari’s Garden hydroponic and organic lettuce
If you’re stumped on what to do with these items, here are some tips and recipes to help you get started.
Quick Pickled Carrots and Daikon (and an easy recipe for Bahn Mi, yum!!) If you haven’t had a Bahn Mi sandwich yet, get yourself to the Pig and the Lady quick and try one! TPATL has pop ups that can be found at several of the local farmers’ markets, or you can visit their brick and mortar restaurant in Chinatown for lunch. In any case, try the bahn mi, then if you’re in love, you can recreate it at home!
Lemony Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins, and Parmesan One of my favorite ways to eat kale, and I love the sweet and salty combination of raisins and cheese. Plus fatty nuts! What’s not great about this salad!?
Not sure what to do with long beans? My last bunch I cooked by cutting them up into pieces about 2-3 inches long, then sautÃ©eing them in coconut oil and walnut oil. I added some pecans, and a little salt. After the beans cooked to bright green, I took them off the heat, and added a few more splashed of walnut oil. Done!