(recipe from the book Local Flavors used with permission of the author, Deborah Madison, submitted by CSA member Lisa Nau, whose act inspired the title of this recipe collection)
Peel 12 ounces kohlrabi and/or turnips and cut into fine julienne strips. Thinly slice or grate 3 or 4 inner celery ribs (lovage or celery leaf works fine too.) Toss with enough Mustard Vinaigrette to moisten.
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar or fresh lemon juice
2 shallots, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
salt & freshly milled pepper
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons snipped chives
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons capers, rinsed
Combine vinegar through salt in a bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes, then
vigorously whisk in the mustard, crème fraîche, and oil until thick and smooth.
Grind in a little pepper, then stir in the herbs and capers.