Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today Basket for Amy's Farm

This week we got beets, salad mix, broccoli, kohlrabi, collard greens, baby bok choy, oranges, leeks and radishes. I have to do some searching for how to cook and what kohlrabi is. It's really interesting to look at, very unusual. The leeks will become soup again and I'll roast the beets for sure. May even do them for company tomorrow night along with the salad mix with some green onions and radishes. Will have to look up how to do the collards, also as I've never done those either. I might squeeze the oranges for juice, but they are so good out of hand, I'll have to think about that.
Will let you know how the new items turn out once I cook them up.

Picture of my basket for week of 5/7

My Amy's Farm CSA Basket for the week of 5/7

Well I had a great basket this week. We had green onions, carrots, broccoli, Nero Tondo Radishes (black radishes), Swiss chard, Valencia oranges, kale, salad greens and Warrigal cabbage. What a haul.
I used the Warrigal cabbage (New Zealand spinach) in a stir fry with pork. The Warrigal cabbage really doesn't have lots of flavor so you can add it to just about anything, but it does have lots of vitamins so it's a really good green. You do have to parboil it because of the oxcidates in it that are toxic, but once you parboil them they are fine.
something new for me this week are the Nero Tondo radishes also known as black radishes. They are Spanish and are really dense and spicy compared to the usual radishes that you get. We had some like a crudites just to try them. They are really spicy, but my husband really liked them. the oranges are really sweet and I have been enjoying them just out of hand, usually for a bed time snack.