Ingredient Spotlight: CSA Box #9

This week's box from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative included:

1 Bulb Fennel - Autumn Blend Organics
1 Bunch Fresh White Onions - Crystal Springs Organics
1 Bag Haricot Verts (French Green Beans) - Liberty Acres
2 Green Zucchini - Railroad Organics
1 Bunch Green Chard - Maple Lawn Organics
1 Package Portobello Mushroom Caps - Mother Earth Organics
1 Head Broccoli - Farmdale Organics
1 Bunch Chioggia (Candy Stripe) Beets - Millwood Springs Organics

The new-to-me ingredient this week is fennel bulb. I hear its licorice-like flavor is something you either like or don't like -- sort of similar to how most people either love or hate cilantro. (I'm firmly in the "love" camp with that one.) Here are a few fennel recipes I've got my eye on to try out this week: