Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Week 1 of 2010- the bounty!!!!

Everyone was excited about how bountiful the first week share was this year. We had a warm May and are now reaping the benefits. I always try to remember when I'm suffering from the heat that I'm going to love it when it means a good CSA share.

Anyway we got...

bok choi, broccoli rabe, cilantro, garlic scapes, head lettuce, parsley, radishes, salad mix, snow peas, spinach, swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.

My plans...

Salads (and I’ll post that strawberry dressing I mentioned earlier)

Pasta Primavera based on the following recipe. I’m going to make changes based on what was in the share this week.

Stir Fry with the bok choi and whatever is still around. I have some stir fry tips I’ve been saving up. They too are great partners, like a CSA and pizza ( ).

Broccoli Rabe
but I hope more comes soon because I have recipes saved up for broccoli rabe and sausage AND many folks are saying how much they love that combination.

Garlic Scapes
I’m going to use them just like garlic this week because I am low. This green garlic idea ( ) has been working great and I think I’ll do the same with the scapes. Hope we get more next week because lots of people have mentioned garlic scape pesto, so I can’t wait to try that.

Swiss Chard
This one was recommended by a reader and I can’t wait to try it.

1 comment:

  1. I just wrote a little something about storage and produce freshness.

    I thought I'd mention some tips for veggies we got this week.
    Peas are best stored in the front of the fridge.
    Fresh herbs, leafy greens, radishes, turnips, and zucchini are best stored in the crisper.