Someone Else's Farm

June 16, 2010

Week 1: list and suggestions

Filed under: pre-pickup, what we did — Tags: , , — M @ 21:43 PM

This week’s list of our share:

  • Strawberries, Pint 1 Lb
  • Asparagus 1 Bunch
  • Broccoli 1 Bunch
  • Chard, Rainbow 1 1/2 Lb
  • Garlic Scapes 1 Bunch
  • Kale, Green 1 3/4 Lb
  • Lettuce, Salad Mix 1 Bunch
  • Radish, Easter Egg

The suggestions for what to do are both for greens. There’s a non-recipe for chard, cut into bite-sized pieces and sauteed in butter, with sliced peeled apple. And we got a recipe for a kale soup with spicy sausage and potatoes with a little cream. We’ve done soups before with greens, spicy sausage, and either white beans or chickpeas, but never with potatoes or cream. In fact, we’ve never had an issue of knowing what to do with greens.

The one that slightly befuddles us is the radishes, as we’ve never bought or used many in anything. I googled easter egg radishes, to at least get myself a picture of what will be arriving. And in the pictures I’m finding, they just look like…radishes. So my next step was to turn to one of my favorite resources, The Flavor Bible by Dornenburg and Page, to see what goes with radishes. It gave me a whole list, which I’m not going to reproduce here, other than to say that the two things listed in bold capitals were BUTTER and SALT, esp. SEA.

Our next step was to go to our cookbook stack, and pull out several likely candidates. Inside A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop, we found a recipe for radish and Saint-Andre Sandwiches with Lettuce. Aha! It’s exactly what it sounds like, with thinly sliced radishes on a baguette. And lucky for me, I’ll be in Syracuse on Friday morning, and able to stop at a Wegmans where I have a reasonable chance at finding Saint-Andre cheese and a decent baguette. This one’s definitely on our list!

I’m looking forward to picking up our share tomorrow, and seeing how the list actually reflects what we get.

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