Winter CSA pick up # 2! November 4
Hello all So did you chop and freeze your greens like I suggested? I chopped a bunch of mine up and ate them all fresh. Marc and I keep a bag of washed and chopped greens in the fridge and I add them to almost everything. Tonight I heated up some leftover roast chicken with chopped tomatoes and sauce in a pan. Then for the last 4 minutes, I tossed in 3 handfulls of chopped kale and chard, put on a lid, let it wilt a bit, then served it up. Easy, delicious, and I got at least 2 servings of greens out of the deal. So by now you know that I'm talking up greens because you're going to get another whack of them in this week's CSA!!! This is how seasonal eating is. When there is kale and chard, we eat kale and chard. Then in January, we'll miss fresh kale and chard. We will weep at its absence. And we'll go into the freezer and pull out a handful of frozen kale and chard that we chopped, washed and froze this Tuesday evening, and we'll be happy that we did!!!! This week's haul includes ...(remember to eat from the top down. Items listed at the top of the list will perish more quickly than items at the bottom. Eat your arugula before your beets!) All shares will include the following base items Baby Arugula, spray free from a greenhouse. Hint. Arugula is also called Rocket. If you have a British or Australian or New Zealand cookbook, they say Rocket, we say Arugula! Bunched mixed herbs, Organic, still left from the field Cucumber, organic, greenhouse grown cherry tomatoes, organic, greenhouse grown tomatoes, spray free Kale, both organic and spray free. You'll be getting a couple of bunches. You should make the recipe here. I invented it and it's easy and delicious. Apples, spray free Beets, organic. Another beet recipe here. Brussel Sprouts, spray free Butternut Squash, spray free Did you know that in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, any squash with a yellow/orange flesh is referred to as 'pumpkin'. So if you were Australian, you would be getting a Butternut Pumpkin in your share today. Whenever you see a recipe that calls for pumpkin, remember that. You can use Acorn, Butternut, Red Kuri, Pink Banana, Hubbard or any other 'pumpkin' for most recipes. Did anyone try those pumpkin pancakes last week? If not, try to redeem yourself by making the pumpkin Chai granola recipe here. Mix shares to receive the following in addition to the above base 2 packs pork sausage. Pork is freely ranged, raised without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products in the feed. The pork that we sell never comes from farms that use sow crates. Newly re-branded as 'gestation stalls' they are still the same horrifically small pens that a sow spends the vast majority of her life in. They are only large enough that the sow can stand up, lay down, take one step forward and one step back. We won't purchase pork from farms that use sow crates. Veggie Only option to receive the following in addition to the above base Cabbage, Organic More kale, Organic and Spray Free More apples Produce Plus option to receive the following in addition to the above base Cabbage, Organic Organic naked rolled oats. These oats are an heirloom variety that does not contain an outer hull. Regular oats have a hull surrounding them. Before being rolled into oatmeal, processors roast the oat to remove the hull, then squish the oat to make oatmeal. The oats that are in your share today are a truly raw product. Because they naturally contain no hull, Amy and her husband just clean then roll the oats into rolled oats. More flavourful and with a better texture, these are the Cadillac of rolled oats. It's what we use in the bakery to make our date squares. And it's what you should use for your oatmeal cookies, or to make an apple crisp with those apples that you just got.