CSA 2014: Week 1*
Hooray and here we go...Week 1 Included:
Baby Salad Greens Mix
Spicy Salad Greens Mix
Green GarlicThis Week's Standouts:
Fresh bamboo shoots! Simply peel outer layers to reveal a tender core for easy slicing. When cooked, they reminded us a lot of hearts of palm in taste and texture.
Green, green, green GREENS -- crazy fresh and vibrant made for super sumptuous salads and green juice.
And this is what we did with all of it...Stir Fry for 2
Stir fried: chopped onions, sliced Green Garlic
, carrots, sliced Bamboo Shoots
, sliced Radishes
, shredded cabbage, and broccoli + leftover chopped chicken. Tossed with a quick sauce of sriracha, peanut butter, tamari, maple syrup, water10 Large Lunch Salads
Handfuls of the fresh, tender Mixed Greens
, loaded with sliced Green Garlic
, sliced Radishes
nuts, seeds, chopped raw veggies + protein (boiled eggs, meat, fish or beans), sometimes cheese and always, always homemade dressings2 Side Ginger Salads
A couple of handfuls of the Mixed Greens
+ cucumbers and carrots with ginger dressingBroth + Fish ChowderThis recipe
+ the sliced Bamboo Shoots
and substituted Green Garlic
for the garlic in the recipe. Broth for chowder: chicken frame from leftover roasted chicken with onion, carrot, Green Garlic
, stems of Radishes
fresh herbs and seasonings -- covered with water and boiled then simmered for 1 hour1 Large Green Juice
Juiced the Spinach
with 1 apple, 2 carrots and a half of lemonMatzah Ball Soup
Chicken broth, chopped Green Garlic
, onions, celery, Bamboo Shoots
, rosemary, Radish Tops/Greens
, green peas, seasonings and the most amazing (gluten free
!!!) matzah balls you could imagine from my love's dear mama and whose recipe I hope to post soon. He insists these are better than any he's ever had...with or without gluten!
Promise there will be photos to showcase the weeks' bounties -- just dove in too quick to snap a shot of this inaugural haul. Stay tuned...
Got Greens? Yep, 'tis the season for greens! Try this Spring Eggs & Kale
or Baked! Spring Stew
+ more recipes
for fresh, real cooking...
*And again and again...big shoutouts and huge gratitude to our lovely CSA farm this year, Sun Dog Farm
and our pick up destination Blue Ridge Grocery, a super sweet market with on site bakers and counter service for fresh eats with lots of local foods
. Give them your support.