In your share this week:
- Salad Mix
- Romain Head Lettuce
- Garlic Scapes
- Japanese Turnips
This is the last batch of the Romaine head lettuce that's been growing in greenhouse 6. We needed it out to plant other crops - more cukes, peppers, and basil. It's a big bag of lettuce, but typically holds well (lasts for more than a week). The individual lettuce leaves can be used for things other than making another salad. Use a leaf in place of breads, buns, tortilla's, taco shells, etc. Maybe use yours to make BLT's (with a lettuce leaf in place of the bread), or a thin spread of chicken or potato salad on a long lettuce "shell". This is a photo of my spicy chickpea taco with marinated tomatoes and guacamole.
A recipe idea I forgot to share for Chinese cabbage - Cabbage Rolls (from long time CSA members Jim & Amy). A mixture of rice, veggies and seasonings wrapped in cabbage leaves and steamed lightly. Yummy! Link to recipe.
We hope you are finding delicious ways to cook up your CSA share each week. Please continue to share your ideas, recipes and photos.
All but one row of our scapes are picked now. Please remember that they will stay fresh in your fridge for weeks in a loose plastic bag (not air tight, needs a little ventilation). They can also be frozen or dehydrated for later use. This is your "big batch" so do something with them (I can't say enough about the garlic scape pistachio pesto) or store them properly for maximum long term use.
Just a heads up on a easy way to preserve extra herbs - coarsely chop, mix with a minimal amount of water, and freeze in ice cube trays. The chopping can be done by hand with a sharp knife, in a blender, or in a food processor. Very quick. Very easy. I use this method every year and am able to enjoy fresh cilantro and parsley all winter.
Produce we hope to have in next week's share: kale and spinach.
Some of our tomato plants have baby tomatoes! Zucchini and squash plants are loaded with blossoms.
Weeding party at my place this coming Saturday, July 9th, 8 am to 12 noon. RSVP.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!