Thursday, May 30, 2013


The first harvest of the season is exciting and scary!  Farming is fickle and while there is plenty of food in the ground this week, there may not be quite as much in the ground next week.  Maybe there has to be arugula in every box for the first month.  Maybe there will be baby bunches of beets now and monster bunches of beets later.  In many ways, it's not up to me, I'm just the messenger.   Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather and no leaf miners or cabbage moth!

fresh garlic (or garlic spears)
baby beets

Recipe Suggestions:
Baby Beets:  Wash well and chop.  Heat up some olive oil and garlic in a pan.  Toss the rootier parts of the beet thinnings in the pan and cook for a while until soft.  Add the leafier parts and a bit of water and cover until they're nice and soft!  Salt to taste.

Radishes:  Shave them into thin pieces for a bomb-ass salad ingredient.  Or try this: Serve with fancy butter and fancy salt (or regular butter and regular salt) for an appetizer or rad snack.  The butter helps mellow the piquant nature of the radish.

Fave salad dressing: rice wine vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, pepper. Straight up.

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