Friday, June 20, 2008

CSA Week 2, plus Chinese Cabbage Salad

Here's our haul in week 2. This is so fun!

In case you can't identify it all from the picture, here's what we got:
  • 2 different types of lettuce
  • 1 lb spinach
  • bunch scallions (there were purple and regular ones. When asked what the difference was, the farmer said no taste difference, they just plant anything purple if they have the choice. Likewise, I'll try anything purple if given the choice so we took the purple ones)
  • 1/2 lb garlic scapes (we only took about 1/4 pound. I fear I may end up regretting that as I love garlic, but really, how much garlic scapes can we eat? I don't even have a recipe yet to use them!)
  • 1 bunch radishes (the only thing I didn't like last week...I tried a different variety this time)
  • 1 bunch spring turnips (they're the white things that look like radishes)
  • 1 bunch kohlrabi
  • 1 qt ytou-pick sugar snap peas
  • 1 pint you-pick snow peas
  • 1/2 pint you-pick strawberries (not pictured since we each ate 2 strawberries in the field rather than take any home).
  • Miscellaneous herbs (mint, lemon thyme, sage, marjoram)
Looking forward to cooking up a storm again this week!

And here's a recipe that I made to take to the farm last night. We met another family of twins there and had a little picnic before picking up our share. Very fun! We still had half a head of Chinese cabbage from the previous weeks' share, so I decided to throw together a quick Asian salad.

I followed this recipe pretty closely, so just follow the link if you're interested. I omitted the almonds due to food allergies, and didn't miss them. However, if you're not dealing with food allergies, I'd probably leave them in. I also ran short on sesame seeds, and again, it was fine with only about half the recipe amount although given the choice, I'd probably go with the original recipe quantities.

Long story short, the salad was outrageously good. Yum!

Random related thought: Once again, this post is dedicated to you, Jules, my CSA cheering section :)


Threeundertwo said...

ooooh! I want some purple scallions! I didn't even know such a thing existed. That picture is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

are you sure you didn't morph into Barbara Kingslover?

Anonymous said...

ahhh, my life (for the coming week at least) is complete now. thank you!

i'm so excited FOR you! oh, and a friend of mine makes this salad regularly for various potlucks, only she adds chicken! i could make a meal of it.

our plan is to go strawberry picking this morning. (okay, so my haul won't be quite as impressive, but it's a start, right?)