We picked up our third AVOG CSA share this week, and brought home lots of green again! There were salad turnips, red leaf and romaine lettuce, kale, pac choi, baby spinach, baby some-other-green, garlic scapes, cilantro, and radishes (or at least I think they are radishes!)
We still had some snap peas from last week’s share, so last night I stir-fried them with some shallot scapes (also from last week), pac choi, and salad turnips (which I roasted first); and dressed it with some ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. It was pretty tasty.
I have quickly learned that doing this CSA thing means eating a LOT of greens other than the typical lettuce, which a new thing for me. I’ve finally decided that I am just going to have to chop them up and throw them inside other stuff, because sauteed greens doesn’t really sound that great to me, much less the rest of my family. I chopped up a bunch of baby kale and put them in the filling for beef enchiladas, and it was great (ie, not noticeable!) in those. And when I put the pac choi in the stir-fry last night, I chopped the leaves up so everyone thought it was parsley or something. :)
I’ve started drinking smoothies for breakfast and can get at least a half cup of spinach in a smoothie. I’m not a huge fan of hiding vegetables but I think that’s what I’m going to have to do to make the best use of our CSA share. It is more overwhelming to get so much produce that I’ve never seen before all at once.
Are you doing a CSA this year? What did you get in your box and what are you doing with it? You can find more information on CSAs here (and by the way, the one I’m doing is still accepting sign ups through the end of June).
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