Here on the farm spring is chugging, or should I say hurtling along while we are already busy getting our baby summer crops out of the greenhouse and into the ground. Even as we're all enjoying the delicious flushes of spring, it's impossible not to have things like tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers stuck in our minds, both as farmers and eaters. But, alas, for now as the tomato babies get big and strong for our future enjoyment, we must focus on the bounty that we are lucky enough to get to see appear before our eyes!
In this weeks shares:
Thyme: Sweet smelling herb great with pork, chicken, even mac n' cheese.
Pink Beauty Radish: Watery and sweet with a little radish kick, they're great sliced and eaten raw or cooked with butter and salt (the radish greens would be great in the latter scenario, but are a little prickly when raw).
Vivid Choi: A Mild and sweet mustard green with multicolored stems that are good cut up raw in a salad, or lightly sauteed with butter and salt (and perhaps radishes?).
Kale: Kale is kale is kale is great raw in a salad, cooked in a soup, blended in a smoothy, it's kale!
Leek: the allium that keeps on giving, substitute it in for onion for a milder flavor, great with any other vegetable or meat, it's great!
Thyme: See mini share
Kale: See mini share
Hakurei Turnip: A very sweet spring treat, so good raw, but also good sauteed with...you guessed it, butter and salt.
Flashy Lightning Lettuce: A very fast growing butter lettuce that's crisp and beautiful to look at as you eat it.
Baby Fennel: Condensed flavor in a small package, use it to flavor a salad or pasta sauce.
Ruby Streaks Mustard: A spicy mustard green with a powerful flavor to use sparingly in a salad or braised.