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It’s farm share time! As always, it begins with a flood of greens, and as always, a list does not convey just HOW MUCH this is, even though it’s actually small for Parker, believe it or not. I don’t mind ramping up, though — less of a shock to the system. :) Not to mention how perfectly beautiful and delicious each item is. Wow.

Week 1

  • 2 bunches Japanese Turnips (w/ Greens)
  • 2 bunches Pea Tendrils
  • 2 bunches young Kale
  • 2 bunches Swiss Chard
  • 2 bunches Collard Greens
  • 2 heads Napa Cabbage
    = ~14#

In order to fit everything into the fridge, I had to get to stuff last night, so I went with tradition and made a big batch of my Greens and Peanut Stew using all the collards, chard, and turnip greens. This had the added bonus of giving me a reason to use the one last butternut squash I still had left from last year’s share. May the circle be unbroken.

I could have thrown in more of the greens, but I want to do a massaged kale and avocado salad. (Which reminds me that wow, I could really use a massage.) I’m also thinking a batch of kimchi with at least one of the heads of cabbage and some turnips. Maybe a nice slaw/salad with the other. Napa cabbage is so good. Not sure about the pea tendrils yet. I’ve never been great at figuring out the best uses for those.

Date: 2014-06-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I usually split a share with friends but they were out of town so I had it all to myself. SO MANY GREENS.

Mustard greens and arugula also make great additives for kimchi (radish/turnip greens too!) but I'm sure you know that :) Whenever I'm in doubt about a veggie/don't have time for something special I often throw it in the kimchi batch. I won't do this with eggplant again though.

Date: 2014-06-18 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My most reliable use of pea tendrils has been as snack food to munch on while I work. This year I think I'll try to saute in garlic with an egg on top, and/or do a simple salad with orange slices and goat cheese or something.

Date: 2014-06-18 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I took a year off from farmshare last year, and I'm actually glad I did, because I am just SO EXCITED to start again this year.

Date: 2014-06-18 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I picked my lettuces yesterday before the heat wave bolts them. Shall I drop some at your house this evening?

Date: 2014-06-18 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, that would be amazing, thank you! It's funny because when I saw your comment I assumed it was because I'd mentioned wishing we had gotten some lettuce, but I only said that out loud. :)


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