These recipes come from CSA member Jenny
Radishes: Radish Butter on Bread
soft butter + grated radish + salt + pepper to taste
spread on crusty bread.
Carrots: Coconut Ginger Carrots (recipe here) from my favorite vegetable dish cookbook -- Mollie Katzen's The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without. This book has never let us down. Each recipe we try from it is a new adventure in flavor.
Eggplant: Eggplant Bread Salad. The second I saw the recipe on Serious Eats, I knew I had to make and eat this baby. Grilling the eggplant took a little time, but all the assembly was worth it. So delicious! This is one of my favorite recipe discoveries of the season so far.
Sweet Potato: Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie. I saw a link to this Lee Brothers' recipe in my RSS reader and thought it looked "special" enough for some CSA sweet potatoes. It does have a singular texture that is more like cheesecake, as promised. Lemon juice lends a surprising citrus angle to this pie, and I actually used half lemon and half lime juice (because I had a half of each sort of fruit in the refrigerator ready to go).
I topped each slice with a little unsweetened whipped cream when we ate the first and last slices at home, but it also traveled well (to Cold Spring and back) naked, where it pleased both sweet-tooth-people like me and not-so-sweet-tooth-people.
My pie crust recipe came from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. I made his version sweetened with a little sugar (as the pie filling is not very sweet) and enriched with an egg yolk (from our CSA dozen eggs).
As soon as it was eaten, the spouse asked me to make another. That spells success as far as I'm concerned.