CSA Week #2 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Oakleaf Lettuce-- Tender, sweet leaves are wonderful for simple salads with a light dressing.

Radishes--Red variety with medium spice

Spinach--Another big bag!

Salad Mix--mix of 10 lettuce varieties

Green Curly Kale--Our favorite for Kale Chips and steaming.  It's also a great choice for this Sesame Kale Salad.  So delicious!

Pea Shoots--Crunchy sweet pea taste.  Use on sandwiches and salads

Cilantro or Dill--Make a creamy herb salad dressing, taco salad, or use the fresh dill in Hungarian mushroom soup, one of my favorites.

Green Garlic--fresh stalks with fantastic garlic flavor.  Use in place of bulbs in any recipe, and chop like a scallion up to the tougher leaves on top.  It will keep in a bag in your fridge for weeks.

Napa Cabbage--Beautiful heads!  Very versatile, Napa can be used in fresh slaw, soups, stir fries, or fresh salads like the one below.  It will keep for weeks in the fridge--even if it has been cut.

Scallions--This time of year, we use scallions in place of onions most of the time until our fresh onions arrive.  Excellent fresh flavor and great for cooking too.

 

EOW Members Only:

Basil Pot--can be planted out, potted up for the windowsill, or snipped off for immediate satisfaction!

Honey Bottle--Honey from our beekeeper Sue Richards, from her hives including the ones on our farm!

Storage:

All vegetables this week will keep best in plastic in the refrigerator.  Salad mix is most most perishable (5-7 days) while spinach, head lettuce, and kale will keep 7-10 days.  Green garlic, radishes, Napa cabbage, and pea shoots will last 2-3 weeks.

This Week's U-Pick: The herb garden is open!  Parsley, sage, lavender, sorrel, tarragon, and chives are available for picking this week.  Some of our herbs have taken their time emerging from their winter sleep (not that we blame them) so this list will lengthen over time.   If you haven't visited the Herb Garden, just ask us for directions when you collect your share.

Recipes:

Grilled Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad, one of my favorites

Napa Cabbage Peanut Noodles

Lemon Dill Dressing (I used green garlic in place of cloves)

Butter Lettuce Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Dressing(Great with this week's Oakleaf!)

Potato, Scallion, and Kale Cakes

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