Two new veggies at the farmer’s market

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My farmer’s market haul from Saturday.  It was my first trip since May since I was away all of June.  It feels better to be eating what’s in season here in Kanagawa instead of just what’s in the supermarket.  I found a completely round zucchini the other day and on Saturday I found two new vegetables.

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The first new veggie I found was foot-long beans/asparagus beans (十六ささげ). You can use them just like the shorter variety you often seen in stores.

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The second is called korinkii and I can’t find an English translation for it. It is similar to a kabocha squash except that you can eat it raw.  It has more of a summer squash texture when raw and tastes a little like a mild carrot. Common uses seem to be making tsukemono (pickling), adding it to salad and putting it in nimono (simmered dishes).

4 thoughts on “Two new veggies at the farmer’s market

    1. It was nice and mild. I ate it shaved (using a peeler) in salad and it had almost a mikd carrot flavor. Cooked in soup it tasted like a mild kabocha.

    1. It was nice and mild. I ate it shaved (using a peeler) in salad and it had almost a mikd carrot flavor. Cooked in soup it tasted like a mild kabocha.

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