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WHAT TO DO WITH GREENS: got collards, kale, beet, or turnip greens?

Your beets came with nice pretty fresh green leaves?  Wondering what to do with them (you did not throw them away, did you?)

Here are some recipes  I enjoy so much that I make them over and over again.

WHAT TO DO WITH GREENS

MARINATED GREENS
MARINADE
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 C scallions, white parts only, finely only
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t red pepper flakes
2 t sea salt, divided
1/2 t black pepper
1 bunch collard greens (or other greens)
1/8 C olive oil

1 – Mix  apple cider vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 t sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
1 – Roll up 2 – 3 leaves into a cylindrical “cigar” shape.
2 – With a sharp knife, thinly slice the rolled greens crosswise into ribbons.
3 – Cross-chop the “rounds”
4 – Place in a large bowl.
5 – Repeat steps 1 – 4 until all greens have been chopped.
6 – Add in olive oil, remaining 1 t salt, and marinade mixture.
7 -Massage all ingredients until mass is reduced by half.
8 -Refrigerate and marinate for 1 – 24 hours

MASSAGED MARINATED GREENS
this comes out enough like old-fashioned Southern greens to satisfy your longing for Grandmamma’s cooking.

1 bunch greens (collards, kale, beet, turnip)
5 – 10 kalamata olives, finely chopped
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, slivered
fresh garlic, finely chopped, to taste, or garlic powder (optional)
chili seasoning, to taste (optional)

1 – Roll up 2 – 3 leaves into a cylindrical “cigar” shape.
2 – With a sharp knife, thinly slice the rolled greens crosswise into ribbons.
3 – Cross-chop the “rounds”
4 – Place in a large bowl.
5 – Repeat steps 1 – 4 until all greens have been chopped.

6 – Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix.
7 – With hands, ‘massage” greens until bulk is reduced by half.
8 – Set aside to marinate for one hour (or up to 24 hours).
Alternatively, eat right away.

What I got this week:

RED BEETS…………………………..1 bunch
DILL……………………………………..1 bunch
ZUCCHINI.………………………….5 pieces
ZUCCHINI ROUND…………….1
PARSLEY…………………….1 bunch
SWISS CHARD.……………..1 bunch
RED BATAVIAN LETTUCE…1 head
ROMAINE LETTUCE………..1 head
CUCUMBERS…………………2
BLUEBERRIES………………..8 oz.
RA
SPBERRIES………………..8 oz.

I loved the round zucchini I got last week!  Of course, I spiralize any zucchini in sight — the round one was easier because I did not have to cut it into pieces, and I did not lose as much as I would with a long zucchini. Plus, it’s just cute.

The raspberries will go into a smoothie, probably tomorrow morning.

Blueberries are so curious — they gel up right away — I may make a dessert with them for my roommate.??? Blueberry pie???? Probably not… maybe just gelled up blueberries, as a “pudding”.

The beets had lovely greens – I will probably make up some massaged greens tomorrow night, for my weekend lunches.  I’ll juice these beets, just because I still have some left from last week, so I have plenty for my famous ground beet salad.

lettuce lettuce and more lettuce… and chard.  My room-mate has come up with a salad dressing that wilts anything in sight — I must study that and learn to make something that works like that.

Yum!!! Cucumbers!  I will need to score some tomatoes, to make my easy cucumber tomato salad — thinly sliced, sprinkle with pepper, soak in apple cider vinegar — just like Grandmom used to make.

This parsley doesn’t look like parsley to me — it has big leaves. I ate one as I bagged the bunch, just to find out what it was… tastes like parsley.  I told my room-mate she could use some of it, and she thought it was a leaf for salads — hey!!! it wasn’t half bad as  1/3 of a lettuce mix with tomatoes (I gave her a bag of the lettuce mix I got last week)


7/3/08 CSA SHARE: what I got

Been down so long it looks like up to me!
No, I am not depressed – I just tried to download Windows Media, only I only have Windows 98SE, so my system crashed.  I fretted.  Who has money in my family of me(i.e., me, me, or me) to pay for computer repairs?  Then a nice Facebook friend suggested a fix and… after a lot more fretting… it worked!!!!  Yippeee!!!! (I love you Jose!!!!)

So, anyway, this is what they promised, and this is what I got:
BEETS……………………………….1 bunch
DILL:…………………………. …….1 bunch
ZUCCHINI: ……………………..3
ROUND ZUCCHINI………..1 piece
BABY SALAD TURNIPS….1 bunch
GREEN CRISP LETTUCE…1 head
CARROTS ………………………..1 bunch
CUCUMBERS: ………………….2
LETTUCE MIX. ………………..1 bag

I got some collards, too. (Not listed at the farm website)

I got some collards, too.  They went immediately into massaged collard salad.

Whoops! I thought the cucumbers were zucchini!  (Just too used to zucchini, I guess)

The zucchini go to the spiralizer for “pasta”

The dill went into the dehydrator, because I do not trust myself to use the fresh quickly enough.

Carrot juice.
Beet juice.

My favorite beet salad (food process the beets into a fine grate. Add olive oil, finely chopped fresh garlic, apple cider vinegar, mix all)

Green smoothies with the lettuce and turnips, turnip greens and beet greens, plus some tomatoes, and maybe some fruit.

MY FRUIT SHARE WAS
raspberries and blueberries.
I put all the raspberries into one protein shake.
I put all the blueberries into one protein shake.