Thursday, March 1, 2012

Greens!

It's definitely been "bag 'o greens" season at the farm, and we've been getting a kale/cabbage mixture (several different kinds of each).  I've put it in soup, creamed it, stewed it, but mostly, I like it stir-fried with Trader Joe's Island Soyaki sauce.  Because it's easy.  Wash, chop, stir-fry, add a little water, steam 5-10 mins, remove lid to dry out, add sauce, heat through, remove from heat.

We also got some brussels sprouts last week.  I roasted them last night.  This week was supposed to be "all you can pick" brussels sprouts at the farm (free to members), but they canceled it due to an extreme aphid infestation.  Which manifested itself in my broccoli today. Oh boy, it was bad.  I soaked/ rinsed about 10x, then boiled to within an inch of its life, then skimmed off the aphids and rinsed again.

My neighbor gave me the tip to try vinegar in the water.  I will next time.

This week's CSA had kale, lettuce, baby arugula, bag o greens, broccoli, radishes, cabbage, dried beans, and jarred marinara.

Sorry for the quickie, but I have a sick kid on my hands!

3 comments:

Kalli said...

loving the greens over here as well! and love the new photo of you on the blog. how is the pregnancy going ?

Marcia said...

Pregnancy is going okay. I've slowed down compared to last time. Things are "looser" faster, and I'm 6 years older. Plus I am 5 lbs heavier. But I'm still swimming, walking, spinning and weightlifting. 17 weeks to go! (approximately)

I'm kinda still in denial about the whole thing. I think it will feel "real" when I have to take him home with me. ;)

Joanne said...

I'm so jealous of your CSA! It sounds awesome. Minus the aphids.