Thursday, June 24, 2010
Stone Soup Farm CSA: Week Three
Week Three: things are still green, but there's a bit of color in the chard stems! Our half share contained kohlrabi (the weird looking vegetable on the bottom left), a green cabbage, a quarter pound of salad greens, a bunch of cilantro, a quarter pound of sugar snap peas, half a pound (!) of garlic scapes, and a bunch of swiss chard.
Tuesday night (the night of our pickup) we were recovering from the meatfest that is Tremont 647's Bourbon and Barbecue dinner, which we enjoyed on Monday night, so we had a giant salad. We had a tiny diva cucumber and a few radishes in the fridge, along with some of the larger turnips leftover from last week's share. I picked up a pint of the most gorgeous mixed cherry tomatoes at the farmer's market, which is conveniently the same day as our CSA pickup, should you need to supplement your wonderful local veggies with more wonderful local veggies.
Then I went out and pulled all the male flowers off our monster zucchini plants. I had every intention of stuffing and frying them to eat with the salad, but frankly I got lazy, so I just washed them and pulled them apart and tossed them in with the rest of the vegetables. Add a can of chickpeas for staying power and a tangy mustard vinaigrette, et voila! dinner.
Tomorrow I'll show you the spicy green slaw I made with the kohlrabi and part of the cabbage. Oh, and the garlic scapes? According to some friends on twitter, my options abound beyond just the pesto I made last week and couldn't stop eating. Pickled, grilled, or tucked in a quiche - what would you do with all those garlic scapes?