Some simple recipe ideas
Simple, divine, beets recipe: I chop them up into big cubes (1.5 inches). For 3 or 4 beets. Drizzle to coat them-- 2 Tbs balsamic, 1tbs olive oil and a little salt. Roast in a covered dish at 375-400 for 40 minutes or so--they're done when soft when pricked with a fork.
Also, a couple recipe(s) deal with a couple of salad ideas for broccoli/cauliflower taken from Recipes from Americas Small Farms by Joanne Lamb Hayes and Lori Stein.
First, steam/boil or prepare the broccoli however you desire until crisp/tender. (until bright green, if chopped 3-5 minutes, steamed). Recipes for 1.5 lbs broccoli/Cauli
then, a few choices:
whisk 2tbs of: soy sauce, rice wine vineagar, sesame oil and honey
toast 1/2 cup sesame seeds in a skillet. Mix broccoli, sauce, and 1/2 of sesame seeds. Marinate at 30 minutes-2 hours. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle remaining seeds on top.
Pasta or Wild Rice:
Mix 2 cups pasta or wild rice with the broccoli, add 1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms. Dress with a vinaigrette or mayonnaise. Season with your choice of fresh hers, green onions (scallions), salt and pepper. Add pine nuts if desired.
Walnut, Raisins and Red Onion:
Mix 1/2 mayo or plain yogurt, 3Tbs sugar, and 1tbs cider vinegar until blended. (best if you can refrigerate this overnight, but who can plan that far ahead?). Toss with broccoli, 1/4 of: chopped walnuts, raisins, and red onion.