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CSA, Week 2 May 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — lindsayt85 @ 9:32 pm

Today we picked up CSA Week 2! I realize that it has been 2 weeks since CSA Week 1 happened, but Robin said the first harvest is small, and there may not be enough to do a second harvest right away. We really enjoyed Week 1- we got to try new things like broccoli rabe, spring onions, and red leaf lettuce. I’m SO excited about what this week has in store! Take a look at some of God’s beautiful creation that we get to enjoy this week:

This week’s veggies are green onions, beets (this will be my first beet tasting!), lettuce, and snap peas. We also got new potatoes and these guys:

Dandelion greens. Not quite sure what to do with these and to be honest, I’m a little scared. They look like weeds. They probably are weeds. They don’t sell these at Bi-Lo, so I’ve never had one before. Any ideas?

And of course, these beauties:

These will make wonderful omelettes on Saturday morning. And the best part- Laid in the USA. Actually, laid right down the road!

Anybody have any good beet or dandelion weed, I mean greens, recipes? 🙂

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5 Responses to “CSA, Week 2”

  1. Mary Moore Says:

    I have ordered Dandelion Greens myself for this week’s delivery. I am going to try this recipe:
    DANDELION GREENS
    Dandelion greens are cooked with chopped onion, minced garlic, chile pepper, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
    Ingredients:
    •1 pound dandelion greens
    •1/2 cup chopped onion
    •1 clove garlic, minced
    •1 whole small dried hot chile pepper, seeds removed, crushed
    •1/4 cup cooking oil
    •salt and pepper
    •Parmesan cheese
    Preparation:
    Discard dandelion green roots; wash greens well in salted water. Cut leaves into 2-inch pieces. Cook greens uncovered in small amount of salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Sauté onion, garlic, and chile pepper in oil. Drain greens; add to onion garlic mixture. Taste dandelion greens and season with salt and pepper. Serve dandelion greens with grated Parmesan cheese.
    Recipe for dandelion greens serves 4.
    I am sure you can find more recipes on the internet, but this one sounds good (and easy) to me! Good luck!

  2. Mary Moore Says:

    One more idea for Dandelion Greens from Donna Putney who manages the Locally Grown Market.:
    “Great nutrition! A spring tradition! Dandelion greens are great in recipies, stir-fry, steamed with other greens, or sauteed, as in omelettes. See nutritional info for recipie. marcie said… dandelion greens are awesome boiled and then served warm with oilve oil salt and lemon…its the way my greek grandmother makes them. ”
    Let us know what you do with them. 🙂

    • lindsayt85 Says:

      That recipe looks great! I’m going to search around and find what I can on the internet. I like the greek dandelion greens idea too- sounds delicious! Mary- I’m enjoying all your comments and hearing about your veggie journey too!

  3. hannah Says:

    Hey Lindsay! i LOVE that you’re doing a CSA and blogging about it! way to support local food! what’s the name and location of the farm? i recommend getting one really awesome cookbook that is all about seasonal eating, and features all the vegetables you’re likely to get in your share. It’s called “simply in season.” i think you can buy it at Rosehill Plantation in powdersville. i hope married life is wonderful! i’m off to go harvest vegetables for market!

    • lindsayt85 Says:

      Hannah- we are getting our beautiful veggies from ShareCroppers farm in Spartanburg. The farmers name is Robin Gibson. I will definitely check out that cookbook- we need ideas on some of these new veggies 😉 . Happy harvesting!


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