|Castelline harvesting in the early morning light|
Box contents: 1/2# spinach, 1/2# lacy arugula, 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1 head of green bibb lettuce, 1 small bunch of chinese celery, 1 head of frisee, 2 pints of strawberries.
Storage: Berries will keep best in refrigerator, unwashed. A market customer told me she keeps hers in a tupperware container with a paper towel on the bottom and between layers of berries with the lid on and can keep them a week... All other vegetables in the box will keep best in a bag with the air squeezed out in the refrigerator.
The cloth bags we ordered should be here next week...until then, you can bring your own bag and leave the empty box with us or please remember to bring back your box from last week.
The exchange box: If you have something you don't want in this weeks' box, you can exchange it for something you do want in the exchange box. Please DO NOT bring back things you didn't eat last week to exchange for something this week.
Frisee is a very mild member of the chicory family. We eat it raw in salad. It is also good added to soup in the last few minutes or sauteed with onion and garlic and eaten with beans.
The arugula has a lacy appearance because we didn't get the bed covered with row cover and there are some insects that like it as much as we do. It has been washed twice and tastes great! You can eat it as is in salad or wilt it in some warm pasta or make Green Goddess Dressing and eat it over your spinach.
Green Goddess Dressing
1 to 2 cups arugula leaves
1 to 2 chinese celery bunches
2 to 6 garlic scapes
1 T lemon juice
1 T champagne vinegar
1 to 2 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper
1 anchovy or 1 T anchovy paste (optional)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Combine everything in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use. ( Use within a week).
|Frisee and Martine in the distance|