Saturday, June 13, 2015

CSA: Week One

Last Thursday, Dr. BB picked up our first CSA box of the year!

It was a box full of delicious greens:
Green Garlic
Green Curly Kale
Pea Shoots
Spinach
Salad Turnips
Turnip Greens
Broccoli Raab
Oregano
Salad turnips, kale, and broccoli raab. There WERE more turnips, but I ate them.
Here's our plan to eat it all before our next box arrives in a week.
  • Saute the green garlic with spinach. Add some balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese and that's a solid lunch side. I also have been known to add a turnip to mix.
  • Do a similar thing with the turnip greens for a lunch side.
  • Pea shoots go on Dr. BB's sandwiches at lunchtime.  He loves them.
  • We're going to replace the mushroom with kale in our polenta lasagna recipe (we use a Rachel Ray recipe). We've never done it before, but I think the recipe is solid enough that even if the kale is kind of gross, we can pick around it.
  • The broccoli raab is a bit of a wild card, but our farmers recommended this recipe, so I think we're going to try that for a dinner side some night.
  • The oregano is a big question mark. We have never done well with incorporating the herbs and spices from our CSA box and I think it's probably going to be a problem this year, too.  It's not enough for pesto, but it's enough that will overwhelm a lot of dishes with its flavor. What would you do with this much oregano?
And that's our plan.  Yay!

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