CSA Cooking Advice My girlfriend and I put down our deposit for the CSA last night; starting in June, we will start to receive 3-4 meals worth of vegetables every week. This is going to be a lot of vegetables. We are likely to wind up throwing a lot of them away. Neither of us have ever done anything like this before (well, my ex and I were part of a CSA back when I lived in Bed-Stuy, but she did the majority of the cooking. Now I'm taking the reins).
Does anyone have any advice? Especially, can someone recommend a cookbook for vegetables, especially a cookbook that's good for figuring out what to do with ingredients when they arrive unexpected? I feel like most cookbooks are good for finding a recipe that sounds good that you then go get the ingredients for. I'm looking for good resources to find interesting recipes once a bunch of lettuce, kohlrabi, carrots, potatoes, and swiss chard arrives at the same time, for instance.
I have How to Cook Everything. Does someone have How to Cook Everything Vegetarian as well and can give me advice as to whether it's different enough to also pick up?
Any other cookbooks I should especially look out for?
Any other kitchen equipment that is especially useful for vegetables (also, fruit)?
Any other advice for someone who is leaping headfirst into territory with lots of unfamiliar cooking?