Fresh Picks (June 20 & July 5th)

I forgot to post about my fresh picks 2 weeks ago, and I’m already onto the next shipment!

Dandelion Greens, Kohlrabi, Sweet Potato, Baby Bok Choi, Vine Ripe Tomato, Spinach and Salad Mix came on June 20th.

Dandelion Greens were sauteed in olive oil, salted and topped with lemon juice, a recipe suggestion from the internet. They turned out quite bitter. Kristen said she heard that people make soup out of them. Maybe next time I’ll try that instead.

Kohlrabi and sweet potato I have plans to roast with some other vegetables in the oven for a roast vegetable mix. (Also added zucchini, parsnips, red pepper.) I will serve them with some grilled sausages. Will let you know how the Kohlrabi turns out late in the post.

Baby Bok Choi was stir fried with garlic. This was eaten next to Teryaki Salmon and brown rice.

The Ripe Tomato was thrown into a wrap for lunch one day with hummus, feta, lettuce and cucumber.

The Spinach cut up in minestrone soup. The weather has been super hot here but I still enjoyed how filling a bowl of soup can be.

On the 5th of July, Sugar Snap Peas, Beets, Garlic Scapes, Green Peppers, Kale, Cabbage & a Purple Kohlrabi.

The Sugar Snap Peas became a snack, eaten raw and dipped in hummus.

Kale was put into a Quinoa White Bean and Kale Stew. It was eaten with a huge chunk of bread that my friend Cindy brought me from her husband’s work place. We’ve used the bread for breakfast for days as well as for the next thing I made with beets…

The beets were wrapped in foil with a little oil and salt and baked until soft, about an hour. Then I peeled them and put them in a salad of spinach. I used the bread again. This time as a vehicle for goats cheese. A slice of bread with goats cheese on top broiled in the oven briefly worked well as a compliment.

Since I never got a chance to roast the veggies last time, I added the purple Kohlrabi and green peppers to the mix. I actually really liked the Kohlrabi this way. It was meaty like a potato but tasted more juicy than starchy, like celery.

Roast Vegetables

I haven’t had time to do anything with the garlic scapes yet or the cabbage. Adam’s sister arrives today and so I’m not sure about meals for the next few days. Hopefully they will end up in my stomach instead of the trash…

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