Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stone Soup Farm CSA: Week Three

173/365: CSA Week 3

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.

Salad Stuff
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.

Big Giant Salad 

 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?


  1. Maybe not what you're looking for, but my mom has used them as part of flower arrangements.

  2. I bought so many garlic scapes last week at my farmer market, they found their way into everything from a fritatta to a grilled pizza, I hope you pickle them though, because I would love to check that out!

  3. Flower arrangements! That's awesome. They are awfully pretty.

  4. ooh, last year i used the scapes in eggs and they were fantastic. still haven't tried kohlrabi, i'll be interested to see how you like it!

  5. We had so many last year that I'm still eating them pickled, which I adore. I used them in all manner of sauteed greens dishes, including saag paneer. Having said all of that, the way I will use every single scape I can lay my hands on this year will be the garlic scape pesto I got hooked on last summer...utterly addictive.

  6. I love the idea of using them in flower arrangements! They'd only last a few days in the vase, though. I'd eat them up.