surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
Sometimes I am a serious veggie magnet. Yesterday was one of those days.

This was my regular farm share, which is a lot of stuff.

Week 3

  • 2 bunches Kohlrabi (with greens)
  • 2 lbs Green Beans
  • 2 bunches Red Spring Onions (with tops)
  • 2 bunches Yellow Carrots
  • 4 Zucchini
  • 2 bunches Radishes
  • 2 bags mixed Baby Lettuce
  • 2 bunches Broccoli
    = 20 lbs

In addition to all of that, I also ended up with:

  • 1 bag Baby Spinach
  • 1 bag Basil
  • 2 bunches Harukei Turnips
  • 1 head Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 bunch Oregano
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 1 bunch Rainbow Chard
  • 1 bunch curly Parsley
  • 1 bunch flat Parsley
  • 1 bunch Kohlrabi (with greens)
  • 1 bunch Kohlrabi greens (without kohlrabi)
  • 2 lbs Garlic Scapes (which is, ftr, a whole lot of garlic scapes)

I also have a bread share which I keep forgetting to mention. This week's loaf was a light rye.

Since something needed to be done, last night I finally made my first batch of Greens & Peanut Stew of the season, using up the remaining greens from last week as well as this week’s kale and some of the kohlrabi greens. Which was a lot but still leaves a lot. Also prepped all the bagged lettuce along with spinach for salad.

I have all the fixings for kimchi except the cabbage. Pondering whether I should look for some Napa at the farmers markets Wednesday or just do something else with this stuff. Seems kind of absurd to go and buy more veggies under the circumstances. Maybe [livejournal.com profile] beowabbit will come over and I can give him the radishes.

surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
Made today:

* My Peanut-Butter-Greens Stew with lots of farm share veggies: greens (all of the kale, beet greens, and kohlrabi greens), carrots, scallions, and, making a special appearance out of the freezer from previous harvests, jalapeños and pumpkin.

* Brown rice (on which to lay aforementioned greens)

* Rhubarb-Strawberry Ice Cream, which mostly went into popsicle molds.

* Rhubarb-Ginger Oat Squares

It's a shame we ended up missed both of today's potluck events (and everything else we were invited to, sorry).

And I still have pounds of rhubarb in the freezer. I will be making another batch of the ice cream for a gathering next week.

Plus we found the good bourbon! Anyone want the bottle of cheap stuff I never should have bought?

And onto the haul!
  • 2 bunches Beets (plus Greens)
  • 2 bunches Carrots
  • 2 lbs Sugar Snap Peas
  • 2 bunches Kohlrabi (plus Greens)
  • 2 bunches Mizuna
  • 2 bunches Red Russian Kale
  • 4 Cousa Squash
  • 2 bunches Cippolini Spring Onions
    = 22#
surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
  • 2 bunches Japanese Turnips (+Greens)
  • 2 bunches Yellow Carrots
  • 2 bunches Yellow Chard
  • 1 lb Sugar Snap Peas
  • 2 bunches Collards
  • 2 bunches Kohlrabi (+Greens)
  • 2 bunches Broccoli
  • 2 bunches Beets (+Greens)
    =23#

Eagle-eyed readers will observe that up there are 10 sets of greens. Phew! Last night I used the chard in a slightly modified recipe from preraphaelite which was yummy. Planning on beet/carrot/kohlrabi shredded salad (as described here. Yay veggies!

surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
I've got everything I need for kimchi except the cabbage! Anyone with a different share get any cabbage (ideally Napa) and want to trade?
  • 2 bunches Golden Beets (with greens)
  • 2 bunches Asian Turnips (with greens)
  • 2 heads Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 2 bunches Carrots (yellow)
  • 2 bunches Scallions
  • 2 bunches Kohlrabi (with greens)
  • 2 bunches Kale
  • 1 lb Sugar Snap Peas
    = ~22.5#
As will hopefully become a habit, we cooked something using lots of the greens last night: peanut stew using the kohlrabi and turnip greens, as well as fava tendrils from last week. Which made for a huge amount even without the beet greens or kale. Helps everything fit in the fridge, anyway, and nummy. I also put in some of the carrots as well as previously-put-by jalapeño peppers, winter squash, and broth from the freezer.

No other preservation updates since last night's post. :)

surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
This is last week's installment, coming in late because I left town Thursday morning and didn't actually get the RF share. (Info is via my sharemate.) Parker (listed first) continues to be about twice the size, so I didn't mind missing the latter, especially given that i was gone for five days.

So yeah, I'm back! Had a great weekend, still tired. Tried to catch up on LJ but there is too much to really read, so if you posted anything you'd like me to see, leave a link here or email me. I don't care why you want me to see it, so it can be anything from it being important and you want everyone to know to thinking I in particular would want to see it to just feeling like it'd make you feel good to have more eyes/poll-takers/whatever.

  • 2 bunches Broccoli
  • 2 heads Bibb Lettuce
  • 2 bunches Arugula
  • 2 bunches Radishes
  • 2 bunches Collards
  • 2 bunches Golden Beets
  • 2 bunches Parsley
  • 2 bunches Baby Carrots
  • 2 pints Sugar Snap Peas
  • 2 pints Strawberries
    ==
  • 1/2 lb Field Greens
  • 1 Kohlrabi
  • 1 bunch Turnips (red or hakurei)
  • 1 bunch Onions (small, red or white)
  • 1 bunch Yellow Chard
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 2 medium stems Broccoli

Also, last week's kimchi, which I tasted today as soon as I got home, is wonderful. I like it better thank my first batch (despite the first containing actual Asian cabbage (bok choy) and this one just green cabbage) which i think is largely due to the use of real Korean pepper. More on this later.

PS: No, I did not make kimchi ice cream.

surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
The lettuce is already dwindling: a mere 2.5 head total for me this week, though there are plenty of other leafy greens. It's been a great week for urban homesteading though. Activities have included starting new batches of both vanilla-chocolate porter and apfelwein, canning the best jam ever, and my very first kraut, which turned out amazing and inspired all sorts of additional cooking so that I could make a reuben for lunch, which was possibly the best sandwich I've ever made.

The kraut contained much of the previous haul: Napa cabbage, bok choy, collard greens, kohlrabi, hakurei turnips, beets, and carrots. I should really take a picture because it's so absurdly colorful. I am totally hooked and have already started a new batch with the Napa I got from C&A and this week's bok choy and mustard greens.

To avoid last week's confusion, I will be dividing the list: Parker, then Red Fire, then the RF fruit share, but be aware this is just *my* take-home, not the total, and of course many of the measurements are very fudge-y. This week, Parker was about twice as big as Red Fire.

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 1 head chicory
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 bunch carrot
  • 1/2 bunch hakurei turnips
  • 1/2 bunch mustard greens
  • 1/2 bunch chard
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1/2 head bok choi
    --
  • 1/2 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 6 garlic scapes
  • 2 hakurei turnips
  • 1 lb summer squash (1 zucchini, 1 yellow)
  • 1/2 bunch baby white onions
  • 1/2 bunch purple kale
  • 1/2 head broccoli
  • 1 head cabbage
    --
  • 1 pint strawberries


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