Thursday, June 2, 2011

Week 9 Veggie List & Ideas

Courtesy of Arthur, Trish, and their Bees
Week 9 of our CSA share, after a hiatus while Bruce and I worked at cleaning out my Dad’s former residence. While on a day trip to NYC, Bruce’s British cousin, also visiting New York, gifted us with some raw “homemade” honey from his apiary, which I am excited to try in lightly-cooked or uncooked dishes and beverages.

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, the spring onion “run” appears to be over, but I’m happy to see that it’s still green garlic season. This extremely versatile veggie is chopped up whole, greens and all, and is milder than dried garlic. In a couple of weeks, the garlic plants will begin drying into the traditional segmented vegetable, which we will get in early summer.

It’s been a long time since we’ve had beets, so I look forward to cooking and eating them. Arugula and radicchio are always a challenge, any bright ideas for those?

This week’s veggies:

Red beets
Carrots (purple or orange)
Green garlic
Mei qing choi

Leftovers: Apricot Chicken, turkey burgers, Bruce’s Stir-fry (frozen while we were away)


Salad: lettuce, carrot, broccoli, radicchio, pickled green beans from winter share, cherry tomatoes from store

Simply steam: broccoli, arugula with mei quin choi and spinach?

Harvard beets, or Polish beets

Stir-fry with broccoli, carrots, mei qing choi and frozen shitake mushrooms?

Spinach with green garlic, or honeyed spinach (with green garlic and sesame)

Honeyed carrots?

Strawberry Shortcake (for my birthday!)

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