What’s in the box this week? All sorts of goodies!
Jericho Romaine Lettuce – Pick’n & Grin’n Farm @ Lattin Farms
Hakurei Turnips – Pick’n & Grin’n Farm @ Lattin Farms
Green Garlic – Lattin Farms
French Tarragon – The Green Man
French Breakfast Radishes – Pioneer Farms
Kohlrabi – Pioneer Farms
Gourmet Lettuce Mix – Pick’n & Grin’n Farm @ Lattin Farms
Sunflower Shoots – Dayton Valley Aquaponics
Darkibor Kale – Pick’n & Grin’n @ Lattin Farms
Stone Ground Wheat Bread by The Bread Lady and fresh eggs from Lahontan Farms
Talk about a fun week of tasty things you don’t see everyday! I love that there were more sunflower shoots — I can just eat them straight out of the box. BUT, I was really looking forward to the kohlrabi this week. Mmmmmm. This is a truly unique thing. I remember having it a few years ago during the last CSA round but I don’t see it at the store very often. (And, who knows how far it traveled to get there??)
Aren’t the little French breakfast radishes pretty??
Now, on to this kohlrabi matter … last time, I just ate the root, sort of as shown below. Trim it up and it’s like a radish-apple-green flavor. You can cook them if you want but I literally just ate it straight up like nothing. Yum-O-fresh-O.
I did notice that there were a TON of greens on the top and discovered (after quick Google) that you can eat those too. Sooooo, I saved them for recipe experiment later.
Extra! Extra! How about a better look at this luscious bread we have been getting every week? It is wonderful. Stone ground wheat by The Bread Lady.
And, in case I have not said it enough … these sunflower shoots are the bomb-diggity.
What’s in this week’s Veggie Box? Take a look:
(all organic) yellow canary melon, Sarah’s choice melon, seedless watermelon, mixed summer squash, islander peppers, slicing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, globe eggplant, bobcat tomatoes, corn, parsley from Mewaldt Organics and green beans from River Bend Farms
I’ll go ahead and apologize for the crappy, blurry photos. I must have been excited about veggies and didn’t take the time to do a better job. Oh, well. Better luck next week.
What am I going to cook with all of these fine goodies? Well, we are going camping this weekend so the squash, eggplant and corn are going straight on the grill. I plan to eat most of the watermelon straight off the rind while sitting on the beach and, yup, if I do find a seed … I’m just gonna spit it right out on the ground, hillbilly-style. This box is pure summer and I’m going to enjoy it as such.
I haven’t posted any recipes or cooking adventures lately because we haven’t really done anything exciting with the fruits and veggies other than just eat them. Raw. Au naturale. I love a good salad or to just throw some veggies on the BBQ with a steak. You can only post so many pictures of that on a blog. Uh … I guess there was a little bit of bacon involved in a green bean cooking incident. I could have posted that. You can never see enough bacon, right?
What are you making cooking plans for right now?