yukon gold potatoes
-1 ¼ lbs. Yukon gold potatoes (or other potatoes, scrubbed)
-Salt to taste
-1 generous bu. dandelion greens or 1 bu. Swiss Chard
-1 T. extra virgin olive oil
-1 med. size leek, white & light green parts only, cleaned & chopped
-2 ½ T. unsalted butter
-¾ to 1 c. warm or hot milk
-Freshly ground pepper
Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover by an inch with water. Bring to a boil, add salt to taste, reduce heat to medium-low and cover partially. Simmer until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain, return to pot and cover pot tightly. Let steam in the dry pot for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, stem dandelion greens or chard, wash in 2 changes of water, and chop fine. You should have 5 to 6 cups chopped greens.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet and add leek and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until leek is tender but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add greens, a handful at a time, and stir
until each addition has wilted enough to make room for more. When all greens have been added, turn heat to medium, add salt to taste, and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes, until greens are completely wilted and somewhat tender (dandelion greens will remain tough). Remove from heat.
Mash potatoes with a potato masher or in a standing mixer fitted with the paddle. Heat 3/4 cup of the milk with butter until butter melts, and gradually add to potatoes. Add wilted greens and leeks and mix until well blended. If desired, add the last 1/4 cup milk.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot. Enjoy!
-1 large kohlrabi (or 1-2 small), cubed
-3 medium size Yukon gold potatoes (or another boiling variety), cubed
-6 T. unsalted butter
-1 c. of whole milk or more if needed
-1 small onion, chopped
-2 cloves of roasted garlic
-Sea Salt, to taste
-White pepper, to taste
-2 T. finely chopped winter savory
Place water in a stock pot.
Peel Kohlrabi and potatoes and cut into cubes. Lightly salt the water. Add kohlrabi and potatoes to the pot and boil. Once fork tender, remove from heat and drain the water. Cover pot and let it sit for 5 minutes allowing excess moisture to be absorbed by the vegetables. Add 4 tbsp of butter and cover pot.
In the meantime, add the 2 tbsp of unsalted butter to a saucepan and saute the onion until golden. Add the roasted garlic to the onion and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Set aside.
In a small pot bring the milk to a boil. Remove from heat.
In a high speed blender, add all ingredients except milk. Cover and puree. Add milk as needed to achieve your desired consistency.
Transfer pureed soup to a heat resistant container and keep it warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Submitted by a 2015 Winter CSA-Westside shareholder, from purplerainvineyard.com, 5/12