Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CSA May 30 2012

CSA box May 30 includes: 1 bunch of dill, 1 head of napa cabbage, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 2 lbs combined of cauliflower and broccoli.  The regular boxes also contain: 1/2 lb of spinach, 1 bunch of beets, red and yellow onions, as well as having 1 head of buttercrunch lettuce instead of romaine.

My current favorite salad is the napa cabbage chopped thinly with fresh dill and the typical slaw dressing of mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar and salt and pepper.  It is also good with a scallion chopped up and addded.
The purple cauliflower loses its purple when cooked and taste just like the white.  I most enjoy cauliflower divided into small florets and steamed with some butter on it.  It is also a fine addition to a risotto and great roasted or mashed.  It was exciting to harvest enough cauliflower to be able to put it in the CSA boxes!

Purple and white cauliflower and broccoli

Napa Cabbage
As I type this, a soft rain is falling and its really nice to hear and to think about the vegetables soaking it all up.  It had actually gotten pretty dry here and we 've been irrigating so its great to have rain.  The first variety of garlic is ready to harvest and cure.  We hope to get it out of the field this week.  This is about 3 weeks earlier than last year.  The first summer squash will be harvested tomorrow morning and hopefully by next week there will be enough for the boxes.  Cucumbers should be close behind.

Next week's boxes will have beets, broccoli again, maybe peas as well as more lettuce and arugula.

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