Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Farm Food

There is a Community Supported Agriculture distribution point just at the top of my hill. I tried to join last year, but they only take subscriptions at the beginning of the season, so they waitlisted me til this year and I split the share with Miss Ella's Mom. We got our first pickup today and I was quite pleased with how it went.

We got Garlic Scapes, Scallions, Kohlrabi, Kale, Swiss Chard, Bok Choi, French Radishes, a little pot of oregano and thyme plants and Romaine. Because we also split a fruit share we got Strawberries also. Everything was really fresh and in good shape, and it runs for 20 weeks, so I am going to be eating a lot of vegetables for the summer.

We split it up and I came home and went into cooking mode. I sauteed the bok choi and some scallions and a bit of the garlic in Sesame oil and mirin and soy sauce til just barely done, microwaved the Kohlrabi til just tender and also microwaved the Swiss Chard in chicken stock and the Kale in vegetable stock and marinated the Strawberries in Balsamic and sugar. The Romaine just went into the fridge with the radishes.

While I was doing the microwaving, the rice cooker was making mushroom rice, so now everything I need for a couple or more days is ready to go.

For dinner, I made a little bowl of the kale, bok choi mix, the broth and some rice and it was yummy. I sprinkled some slivered scallion on the top and it was perfect. If this doesn't help with Weight Watchers I am going to give up!!!!!

I will still go to the farmer's market on Thursday, as splitting the scallions only netted me about 4 and I could eat those in one day, but my shares ended up being about $10 per week, and if I can just stick with the cooking and not go crazy, I think it is going to be an interesting food summer.

The strawberries with a little vanilla yoghurt were a perfect dessert...... well, it would have been more perfect if they had been dipped in chocolate first.
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1 comment:

Harpy said...

Sounds very nice but I agree with the idea of supplementing from the farmer's market. Four scallions would never do for me.