mmarques (mmarques) wrote,
mmarques
mmarques

Week 2 of the CSA

Like the first week, the second week of the CSA was heavy on leafy greens.

I did see more variety;  instead of several heads of lettuce, I got swiss chard and kale. And we saw the first potatoes.

In previous years, I always prepared swiss chard by cooking it. Recently, I saw that swiss chard can be used in salad.

Swiss chard is slightly bitter, so I combined it with lettuce. Not everything in this salad came from the farm.

This first batch of potatoes was a very small quantity. So, I used them in soup.

I also included kale and bacon. I was aiming for something reminiscent of the Portuguese soup caldo verde, but the bacon made the soup a bit too salty.

I used garlic scapes, asparagus, and basil, along with an egg, in shrimp fried rice.

Garlic scapes are the green stems of garlic. They work well chopped in stir-fry dishes, where they add a mild garlic flavor.

Once again, the strawberries were delicious plain.

I finished the kale in a pasta dish.

This pasta was tasty on the first night, but didn't reheat well. I blame it on using chicken instead of ground beef. This was a good light flavor, but I suspect that the fat from the ground beef helps with the reheated pasta texture. What do you think? Do you have any suggestions?

Finally, I included lettuce, swiss chard, and asparagus in a chicken wrap.

Subscribe

  • resuccitation

    For quite some time, I haven't been doing anything with Mysterious Paris. I've been feeling that it's broken, but not sure how to fix it. Sometimes…

  • New hope for Mysterious Paris

    For quite a while I have left Mysterious Paris in the trunk, not satisfied with it, and not whether to take a completely different approach or to…

  • Mysterious Paris in 1000 words

    Why couldn't the Liberty Hall Writers end-of-year challenge take place during the final week of the year? Or be two weeks long? Despite it being a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments