Spring 2018 Week 2 (April 17th)

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Swiss chard, turnip greens (longer ones), Chinese broccoli, onion, Yukon gold potato, spinach, salad mix, 1/2 green cabbage, miniature romain, purple kale, radishes, carrot, shallot, garlic, cilantro, Brussels sprouts.

I’ve been hoping we’d get Chinese broccoli again since I came across this Pad See Ew recipe. Cabbage, kale, cilantro, and radishes can go in spring rolls for the side dish. Here’s a quick dinner with polenta that can help you use any green leafy vegetable.

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Spring 2018 Week 1 (April 10th)

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Greens (curly leaf kale, collards, turnip greens), miner lettuce, salad mix, Korean purple daikon, Napa cabbage, Swiss chard, miniature Romain, carrots, asparagus, Fuji apples, onion, shallot, garlic, Yukon gold potatoes.

Welcome to Spring new and returning members!  First off, the Miner Lettuce (pictured left of apples)- it is most often a foraged ingredient and here’s some more info and here’s a lovely salad to use it that also calls for asparagus.  The only other oddity in the box may be the purple daikon. You can roast it, pickle it. julienne it, slaw it (add to napa cabbage), or eat plain.  It should be very mild for a radish because of how early in the season it is, growing in the heat is what will spice them up. Unless you’re cooking for 1 or two there may not be enough greens for a side dish, I’d add them to a soup- minestrone(Spring version that also uses potatoes and asparagus) or lentil (also uses potato).

Extended Winter 2018 Week 6 (March 13)

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Lacinto kale, rainbow chard, salad mix, brussels, turnip greens, fuji apples, turnips, bok choy, chinese broccoli, carrots, honey comb, garlic, yukon gold potatoes.

Combine the Chinese broccoli and bok choy to make this dim sum style recipe. If anybody else needs turnip inspiration, I love that this recipe uses the root and tops, soak cashews a few hours to make blending easier. Combine the potatoes and chard in this gratin.  Or for a lighter, fresher use of the chard try this simple saute.