This past week we started our weekly farm share from Luna Farms here in Massachusetts. We are splitting a full share with our neighbors which makes it more manageable from both a cost and use perspective (then it won’t go to waste if we don’t get to it all). This week we received mostly greens – bok choi, arugula, braising greens, and kale and . Plus a few odds and ends like garlic scapes (just a few), itty bitty baby onions and radishes (with their gorgeous leafy greens in tact).
I thought I would start posting a sort of weekly diary of what we do with our bounty of gorgeous vegetation. Partly because I feel I’ve been lax in my posting lately (day job wearing me out) and partly because it will be a cool project to look back on for the summer. It’ll be my “what I ate for my summer” project.
Here goes week 1:
1. A pasta dish with a handful of the braising greens and the baby onions mixed in, which included also some fava beans, leeks and sausage. I posted that recipe here.
2. Remaining braising greens + radish greens + garlic scapes sauteed with garlic and olive oil as a side dish with some whole baked trout.
3. Radishes – this one is all my hubby – eaten raw with butter and salt – YUM. I hate raw radishes but this goes to show you butter makes everything better. If we get more radishes I am hoping to try baking them in the oven. This softens the peppery taste and the result is surprisingly good.
4. Kale and bok choi chopped and added to beef soup.
5. Tonight I am cooking remaining kale, arugula, + some baby swiss chard from my own garden with shallots, olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar as a side dish to go with some steamed clams & mussels.
Looking forward to see what out bounty is for week #2. Hopefully this will spawn some new recipe ideas and help me get back into the swing of things. If nothing else, we’re eating out less and we’re eating all these good for you greens so it’s definitely a worthwhile investment.