Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 27 or 30 BoxGarlic scapes

This weeks' small box contents:  1 head of "winter density" lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1 bunch of cilantro, 1 pound of broccoli heads or 3/4 pounds of florets.

This weeks' regular box contents:  all the above and 1 head of napa cabbage, 1 bunch of "early wonder tall top" beets, 1 pint of sugar snap peas.

Those of you who pick up on Saturdays, I am sorry you got less strawberries last week.  They have just come to a screeching halt.  We put in a half pound of spinach to make up for it. 

The lettuce in your box is a romaine/bibb cross.  It is a delicious, crisp lettuce.
Kale, kale, kale.  Its growing so well this spring that we're putting it in the box again.  Next week we'll pick you a different green.
The garlic scapes are what would become the garlic flower if we left them on the plant.  They have a very mild garlic flavor.  They are excellent sauteed and added to anything you put garlic in, or a pizza topping, or pesto.

Garlic Scape and Cilantro Pesto
Wash the cilantro well! (it was muddy in the field today)
Rinse the garlic scapes
Put both the cilantro and scapes in food processor with:
2 to 4 T olive oil
salt to taste
juice from 1/2 lemon

This is a good dip, spread, or sauce for chicken or steak.

Click on this link for some kale salad ideas:
Several Kale Salad Recipes
Garlic Scapes

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