Fresh Picks (May 23)

Fresh Picks for May 23th

Fresh Picks arrived this Wednesday again. I completely let the shipment from two weeks ago wilt in my crisper. At that time I was 3 days out of the hospital and not moving around much.

This next delivery found me in much better shape.

Modern science is an incredible thing. That they could fillet me open like a fish and pull two kids out and a short three weeks later I’m almost fully functioning again is a miracle.

This week I received so many different greens I’m not even sure which one is which! Lettuce, Crimini Mushrooms, Kale, Hon Tsai Tai, Arugula, Oregano, Saute Mix, Red Onion and Broccoli.

So far I’ve managed to make the Kale into kale chips. Lara, Mom and Adam all ate them and complemented me on them. Even Ben wanted some after I told them they were ‘chips’. I brushed olive oil on either side, sprinkled with salt and pepper and baked at 350° for 5 or 10 minutes until they crisped up.

Baking Kale Chips

I had to look up on the internet what Hon Tsai Tai was. Basically another Chinese green. I plan on putting it in the wok for a few minutes then dressing it with oyster sauce. Maybe I can serve it with a chinese Chicken, Broccoli, and Mushroom dish to use up the broccoli & mushroom.

The Saute Mix looked like a bunch of different kinds of lettuce so I’ve just been putting it in salad for lunch with some tomato, feta, chopped up roast chicken left over from my Charlie Trotter delivery and a bit of balsamic vinaigrette.

I think there are a few more items that I’ll hopefully be clever enough to use before they get too old but I if not I won’t feel totally guilty. Getting back the old life I had before I had two more kids happens in baby steps. No pun intended.

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