csa share 03/16/10

by Stacy

Did you think we were going to get cabbage this week for St. Patrick’s Day?


According to their website, “Due to some miscommunication two weeks ago, our tractor driver plowed our cabbage under. Six rows that probably still held another 150-200 head of cabbage are now worm food.”


We still got plenty of greens:

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Top row, from left: red leaf lettuce, D’Avignon radishes, blue scotch kale, Napa cabbage
Middle row: rainbow chard, mizuna, spinach, rosemary
Bottom row: lacinato kale, red carrots, braise mix, wild arugula

Have I mentioned how much I love arugula? I love arugula. Luckily my husband does not — lucky because I don’t share it with him.

The two new exciting items for the week are fancy!

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Wheatberry sprouts — very California, no?

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Edible flowers! Calendula petals can be used to decorate baked goods, or just tossed with salad greens.

The blue scotch kale already went into dinner. The spinach I’m thinking of using in a polenta lasagna. We only have a week to use what we can before we head back to Minnesota for a long weekend. Who wants to come over for dinner?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Bridget March 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

Aargh, jealous. At least it’s not like you have to worry about gaining weight from eating too much CSA food before you leave to travel, since it’s pretty much all lettuce!


stacy March 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Until I make it lettuce covered in olive oil and goat cheese which I think is slightly less healthy.

You should do a spiteful amount of chile posts and taunt all of us who can’t get them!


Kathie March 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

Such yummy treats! I grew calendula last summer, I dried the petals and grind it up to put in our rice. It gives rice that lovely saffron color. The taste is almost unnoticable but the color is amazing! In case you need another idea for it.

Oh and I’m always available for dinner, though its kinda far 😉


Jennifer March 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Wow! What a beautiful CSA box! I’ve been thinking of joining one here in New England.


Amy March 30, 2010 at 9:55 am

Hmm. I should pick your brain for arugula uses. It hasn’t been well used in our CSA box in years past.

Another month and we get to start ours. I can’t wait.


stacy March 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

Oh, that’s easy. Just give it to me. =D

Kidding. Sort of.

It’s great tossed with other salad greens since it’s got such a strong flavor. A common use is with roasted beets and goat cheese in a salad. My very favorite way is on top of pizza, drizzled with some good balsamic vinegar. You can also wilt it like any other green and toss it in with eggs, pasta, etc.


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