This week's share was:
- 2 heads arugula
- 2 heads broccoli rabe
- 2 heads bok choy
- 1 head Chinese cabbage
- 2 heads lettuce
- bunched baby shallots
- cutting herbs: basil, Thai basil, parsley, thyme, chives (I took mostly the blossoms)
- Eagle-eyed readers will notice that I'm missing an item in my list. I got distracted taking pictures and didn't realize I'd shorted myself until I got home. Ah well.
So here's what I think I'm doing with these items this week:
- Arugula is going to get sautéed with some of the shallots and served on a pizza tonight along with some homemade sausage.
- The broccoli rabe will be sautéed down with a ton of garlic and served on a roast pork sandwich.
- The bok choy will be a side dish for some kind of brown rice-bedded stir fry, most likely with carrots, celery and more of those shallots.
- I'm going to make kimchi out of the cabbage - I love kimchi and it's super easy to make.
- ... and the lettuce goes into salads.
So how'd I do with last week's haul? Here's we ate (and what CSA items were used) last week:
- Greens soup (broccoli rabe, arugula)
- Bok choy stir fry (bok choy)
- Swiss chard tabouli (Swiss chard) - this was going to be chard leaves stuffed with tabouli, but the dinnertime showed up much sooner than expected.
- Beet quiche (beets, Swiss chard)
- Rhubarb caramels, rhubarb syrup
- The herbs and chive blossoms were sprinkled over salads and dishes as garnishes.
- The lettuces went into green salads.
This Summer, I am chronicling my first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) experience. My CSA share is from Arrowhead Farm, a farm based in Newburyport, MA. Each week, I am posting about what was in my share and what I'm doing with it. By way of full disclosure, I won my share through a raffle and am not paying for it. However, Arrowhead did not know I was entered in the raffle, and I received no special consideration because of this blog.