Eat Your Veggies! Robert Treat Farm CSA Week 3
|June 21, 2014||Posted by Sarah under 2014 CSA, Connecticut|
Hey guess what…more greens this week! Shocker, I know. However there were some fun surprises and something I’ve never tried before.
With all the lettuce we received last week, I’m sure you can just imagine how many salads we’ve been having. I actually forgot to make the big salad I was planning for our family barbecue, so I’ve been having salads for lunch every day. Keira on the other hand decided to get creative with her lettuce by making burger lettuce wraps. Oh and look at her strawberries topping some vanilla ice cream…YUM! I’m a little mad she didn’t invite me over 😉
I was not quite as creative and just simply braised my kale and other greens in some onions, garlic, stock and a touch of butter. It was actually quite delicious and I mixed the leftovers with some quinoa and feta for a tasty lunch.
Now it’s time to think out of the box for Week 3. I got 2 interesting items that I need to get creative with. So here’s what we got…
Keira took home the Rabe, White Turnips, Spinach and swapped the Red Leaf Lettuce (enough with the lettuce!) for some Napa Cabbage. I took the Napa Cabbage, Escarole, Garlic Scapes, Strawberries (for B!) and Lettuce Bowl…look at the size of these things!!
Let’s start with the Lettuce Bowl…this is SUPER cool! Basically, it’s a mixed bunch of lettuce that we can cut whenever we’re feeling a salad and it will regrow for a second cut. I’m keeping it on my patio table so it is out of the way of any munchers…mainly that giant groundhog that roams around my yard!
Escarole…easy, more white beans and escarole because, well, bacon. The cabbage and the garlic scapes are wild cards. First, I have NO idea what to do with Garlic Scapes. I tried them and it’s basically just a mild garlic, so I’m thinking I will toss it in with whatever I’m cooking in lieu of garlic. Sounds good, right?
Next, Napa Cabbage. I used to make a badass fried rice full of napa cabbage, but that was before I found out eggs and peppers were no bueno for my digestive system. So what to do now? The farm gave these suggestions…
The smell of boiled cabbage makes me want to vom, so I think I’ll make some slaw and try some sort of stir fry. I’m thinking carrots, snow peas and chicken might be a good mix? We will see…
I’m super excited that the Woodmont Farmers Market will be starting next week. Keira and I strategically choose our CSA pick up date for Wednesdays for this reason. I see a lot of seafood from Gambardella’s in my future!
So I want to know…what would you do with all that cabbage?!?