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Great Basin Basket Share, Week Five

What’s in the box?

Green Garlic – Lattin Farms
Hakurei Turnips – Pick’n & Grin’n @ Lattin Farms
Broccoli – Pioneer Farms
Green Cabbage or Napa Cabbage – Pioneer Farms
Darkibor Kale – Pick’n & Grin’n @ Lattin Farms
Sunflower Shoots – Dayton Valley Aquaponics
Gourmet Lettuce – Pick’n & Grin’n @ Lattin Farms
Jericho Romaine – Pick’n & Grin’n @ Lattin Farms
Assorted Herbs – Lattin Farms

I have my add on items … bread, teriyaki beef jerky and a salted caramel-pretzel crust brownie.   OH!  And, eggs from Lahontan Farms that are somehow not in the photo.   This is a new thing on the basket share for me.  The weekly add-on items change and you order them in advance.   Fun, local, yummy stuff!

This week includes the beef share.   It was a full cooler load from York’s Meats in Fallon.

The packages range in portion size but included top sirloin (x2), rib steaks, chuck steak, carne asada (x2), ground beef (x5), and chuck roast.

We are pretty excited to try some Nevada beef — especially after a few weeks of heavy greens.



Dried Herbs

Well, in my excitement to eat leafy greens, I have failed to mention that I am starting my effort to preserve every last bit of goodness that arrives in my weekly CSA share. 
(TODAY IS THURSDAY!  That means new veggies in a box this afternoon!!  But, I digress … )


This is a shot of the thyme and parsley drying away on paper towels.  I saw a cool segment on the Food Network where Alton Brown used air filters and a box fan to dry herbs but that seemed kinda complicated in comparison to some counter space and time when you live in as dry of a climate as I do.

I added the fennel to this process today.  I didn’t realize that I only received the greens from the fennel last week and no bulbs.   I think the bulbs will be more useful in the recipes that everyone shared with me.  Maybe, next week.

Have you tried your hand at drying herbs?  How did it go?