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.
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.
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).