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6/21/12 CSA SHARE: What they say we will get

POST #754

This is what they say we will get tomorrow:

Kohlrabi – 1 piece
Fennel – 1 piece
Carrots – 1 bunch
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Escarole – 1 head
Scallions – 1 bunch
Arugula – 1 bag
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Green Boston Lettuce – 1 head

Most people cook kohlrabi, but I slice it thin on a mandolin, and use it as a wrapper for raw vegan ravioli.  Some folks slice it thin, salt it, and then eat it like that. You can also slice it thin and make matchsticks of it, and throw it in salads. 

I chop up fennel and put it in whatever I am making. It gives a kind of licorice flavor to a salad.

Everything else will go to salad (you know me – not going to happen that often).  Since I’m getting so much salad-y kind of stuff, I expect I will again be experimenting with green smoothies (hear, here, I hate green smoothies, but I can buy some bananas and some apples and experiment with adding those to lettuce drinks.  I am committed to using all of these vegetables (especially since I am way broke, so, once again, this is all the fresh food I have — I have some canned things and dried things in the pantry, left over from last year)

If you are like me, do not try to put arugula in your smoothie (it tastes like dirty feet — okay, like dirty feet smell — I’ve never actually tasted it because the smell was so off-putting)    Arugula does tastes nice in salads, and it is also tasty mixed into sprouted quinoa, with other vegetables.


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ARUGULA DINNER

I am quite proud of myself tonight – I have made a dinner salad for myself and eaten it all up:

I chopped all of the arugula from today’s share, chopped 1/3 sm. red bell pepper, two very small onions, and topped it all with a version of my “cheddar cheez”

THIS CHEDDAR CHEEZ/DRESSING
1 C cashews
juice of 1 lemon
1 small onion
1 t chili seasoning
1 t powdered garlic
1/2 t sea salt
1/3 red bell pepper
Water to cover

Place cashews in a high powered blender (VitaMix) and cover with water.  Add remaining ingredients.
Process until smooth.

Use as a dip, or as a sauce or salad dressing.

6/5/08 CSA DISTRIBUTION – what I got

This first CSA distribution was cute – they had boxes into which all of vegetables fit nicely, with no extra space — it made it look like a lot. I was volunteering, and it was very interesting to watch the first time members look inside their boxes — they all looked so excited.

I, too, was excited “Lookey what we got!!!!”
spinach…………………. 1 bunch
boston lettuce………… 1 head
baby arugula …………. 1 bag
another arugula………. 1 bunch
big red radishes……… 1 bunch

Because I was volunteering, I also got a little extra spinach – whoopee!!!!!

I’m going to make marinated massaged spinach with some radish greens, and then there will be some salads and a smoothie or two.  The radishes?  Salads?  Miscellaneous munching?