Saturday, June 16, 2007

box no. 01 | contents

  • Lettuce
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Choi
  • Zucchini
  • Spinach
  • Scallions
  • Garlic Scapes

The first few boxes are the most challenging for me. Part of that could simply be getting into the swing of things. But the other part is that I find the early vegetables harder to work with. I can think of more than a few things to do with extra corn and tomatoes, but two bags full of lettuce kind of overwhelms me. I learned at the end of last season that a really easy way to use up a ton of greens at once is to juice them, but I’m going to challenge myself (at least with this first box) to use them the good, old-fashioned way – lots and lots of salads.

Last year I had a hard time with all of the radishes, but I’ve got a few radish recipes earmarked to try out this year. Now the radish greens are a different story. I’ve never used the greens. Truth be told, I usually just lop them off and toss them, but I’m going to try out one of the recipes from Farmer John’s cookbook and see how it goes.

Tomorrow, I’m heading to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market to stop by and see the chefs at Eat Green Foods (gourmet prepared foods that use local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients) to see if they have any ideas on how to use the garlic scapes. Stay tuned...

Click here to download a pdf of the Angelic Organics Farm News for box no. 01.

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