Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1st CSA Pick-up of the 2012!

 The first box of 2012!  Today we harvested in fog, sun, and rain and got muddy through and through!  All the boxes contain kohlrabi, scallions, collard greens, garlic scapes, cippollini onions, 1 head of red leaf lettuce, 1 head of "bambi" lettuce, and strawberries.  The regular (large) shares also contain 3/4 lb of de cicco broccoli, 1 bunch multi--color beets, and 2 fennel bulbs.
   The kohlrabi has a cabbage-like flavor and is a good addition to any green salad and tuna or chicken salad.  Its also good in soup or added to mashed potatoes.  It does need to be peeled and the greens can be cooked too. Garlic scapes are what would be the flower of the garlic.  We remove them so that the garlic grows a larger bulb.  They have a milder flavor than garlic bulbs and can be used in anything you would put garlic in.   The large onions in your box are a mild, sweet onion and are good raw or used in cooking.  The "bambi" lettuce is a very dense mini-head lettuce that has a romaine flavor.  It is crisp and delicious.  We hope to have strawberries for a couple more weeks and hopefully in more abundance so that you get more. 
1 bunch collards; washed, chopped, and steamed for 5 minutes
1 onions, thinly sliced
olive oil
tamari or soy sauce
cider vinegar
1. saute the onion in olive oil over med. heat for a few minutes
2.  add the steamed collard greens to the skillet and combine well with onions
3.  add 1 tsp of tamari and 1 to 2 tsp cider vinegar
4.  mix well and let saute all together for a minute or 2



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