Thursday, June 9, 2011

First Harvest Photos and Recipes!

I really don't think it gets any better than radish, arugula, and kale.  (Unless, of course, you've got some Sun Golds.... but those'll come later.)  I lucked out with the most beautiful day for harvest today, and I think it's a good omen for the rest of the season.  This is going to be fun!

First CSA Box:  Radish, Arugula, Kale

Kale as always is delicious steamed or braised with a little water and tamari.  For a different twist, add a little balsamic instead, or a touch of cream for creamed kale.  Kale salad is also good:  Massage the kale for a while to soften it up, then add some olive oil, agave, and lemon juice.  Cutting the kale with spinach can bulk it up or add some daintiness.

Arugula is good in everything: salads, sandwiches, pizza.  Put it at the bottom of a bowl loaded with rice or pasta and it'll wilt really nicely.  I'm going to include my favorite simple spicy salad recipe:

Pumpkin Seeds
Dressing:  xvoo, rice wine vinegar, dijon mustard, coarse sea salt, and pepper.  Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, dress your salad, and enjoy!

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