Fresh Picks (Aug 29 & Sept 12)

Once again I’ve blogged so much that I missed a Fresh Picks delivery. So, I’ve combined them in this blog.

August 29th we received True Lemon Cucumbers, Baby Bok Choi, a Red Pepper, Chard, Plum Tomatoes, Fennel and Sage.

Both the Lemon Cucumber, Red Pepper and the Plum Tomatoes made it into various salads. The Lemon Cucumber had a tough outer shell so after the first use I peeled it before eating.

Sage was warmed with salted butter and tossed with store bought tortellini and steamed carrots. It was delicious. I served it with a spinach and strawberry salad tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Yum.

The Chard was sautéed with olive oil and garlic and served as a side dish one night with Grilled Chicken and Rice.

Bok Choy was also prepared similarly to the Chard, this time is accompanied Grilled, Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Teryaki Salmon and Brown Rice.

Finally the Fennel. I had big plans for it, sliced and topped with parmesan and baked. But by the time I got to it, it had wilted. Maybe next time…

For September 12th, I received yellow cherry tomatoes, Chinese Eggplant, Kale, Romaine, Red Frying Peppers, Edamame and Sweet Potatoes.

Romaine and Tomatoes were lost in salads various salads (See my A Week of Salads and Another Week of Salads posts.)

The sweet potatoes were whizzed into baby food. Yes, we are almost at that stage.

The Edamame was nuked with some water and sprinkled with kosher salt for a side dish one night. That night we also had stir fry Chinese Eggplant and Red Frying Peppers, Garlicky stir fry Kale, Miso Cod and Brown Rice for dinner.

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