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From Wellspring Charitable Gardens this Week - December 1, 2022

From the Garden this Week… Cauliflower or Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, Fennel, Salad Turnips, Purple Top Turnips, Watermelon Radish, Red Radish, Green Onions, Arugula, Lemon Grass, Rosemary, Meyer Lemons, & Persimmons

Using your Produce… by Julie Moreno

We have lots of root vegetables right now, so these recipes are meant to help you eat them up. The different varieties of radishes and turnips are similar, so they can be cooked and eaten together. Feel free to mix them as you like. The red radishes have a little more water and the salad turnips are little less spicy. Even though they can all be eaten raw, I like to cook them. This roasted vegetable recipe includes gremolata. Gremolata is an Italian condiment that combines lemon zest, garlic, and parsley. This combination brightens up winter vegetables and is a good compliment to the spicy radishes.

Roasted Radishes, Turnips, and Rosemary with Gremolata

1-pound radishes and turnips, cut so

they are about equal size

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 small clove garlic, finely grated

* Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place radishes and turnips in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary; toss thoroughly. Pour the seasoned vegetables out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. While cooking, mix the lemon zest, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl to make the gremolata. When the turnips are tender, remove from oven, sprinkle with the gremolata, and serve.

Giving Thanks!

Wellspring Charitable Gardens has been awarded a CDFA Farm to School Producer Grant to expand our produce production and processing capacities so that we may provide fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruit, and herbs to schools in Riverbank, Oakdale, Modesto, and beyond. More important, we will be offering school children mental health care lessons rooted in our gardening reflections called Metaphors of Soil and Soul. From the beginning our Charitable Garden has been dedicated to cultivating and nourishing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in our community. Now, our Counseling, Education and Garden Professionals will bring healing relationships – and garden gleaned insights – into our local schools. With Thanksgiving to all, we are grateful for your support of Wellspring Counseling Ministries: Bringing Healing Relationships to Those Who Hurt.</