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    Default Kohlrabi, beetroot, potatoes- what on earth to do with them?

    Some kohlrabi has matured and ready to harvest.

    Any suggestions what to do with them?

    Ditto beetroot
    Ditto potatoes (Desiree, Anya)

    Kohlrabi: not sure what to do with these at all
    Beetroot: something other than borscht, salad. I don't like pickled stuff.
    Potatoes:not sure what to do with these.

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    Leave your beetroot and potatoes and lift them as you need them.
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    Roast them. Roasted beetroot especially, is amazing when it starts to caramelise
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    Beetroot curry, chocolate and beetroot cake, roast beets with thyme and/or a fruity vinegar, layered beetroot and potato (and maybe kohlrabi?!) cooked with cream and cheese in the oven - goes pink! Beetroot and orange juice sorbet.
    I like beetroot

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    Apologies JPA - but this makes me think of Bob Newhart - Walter Raleigh - YouTube

    As for kohlrabi - I'm not a great fan of them but beetroot and potatoes - bring 'em on
    I like beetroot, plain boiled and sliced into a brown bread and best butter sandwich with lots of black pepper. Or parboiled, cut into chunks and tossed in a mixture of oil, balsamic vinegar and honey - then roasted in the oven.
    What to do with potatoes ........... you don't need ideas for those I'm sure
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    Kohlrabi tastes like a cross between cabbage and turnip, or like broccoli stalks. Pick it when it about the size of a tennis ball and use it at once, it doesn't store.

    If you Google Kohlrabi receipes there loads to choose from.
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    My wife and I love a kohlrabi casserole. From memory the recipe is:

    Saute 1 onion and 1 garlic clove, add 2 medium kohlrabi cut into small cubes, 2 sliced carrots, 2 sliced celery sticks, add chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. Season to taste and then sprinkle with cheese and bake for about 40 mins. Delicious!

    Checked the recipe and it also has peas (~200g), the ones you grow are best of course.
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    We had some kohl rabi for supper just now. It's a bit boring just boiled, so we tried this one: Sauteed Kohlrabi- Cooking Demo No.7- at the Santa Fe Farmers Market - YouTube

    Nice it was. Didn't do the tops though.

    It's better still when young, juicy and raw...
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