Tuesday, June 30, 2009

There is no way we can eat all this food!

My sister-in-law arrived this afternoon with this week's farm share. In anticipation, I had to freeze the bunch of bok choy and the bunch of joy choi because we just couldn't eat it all in time (if I hadn't been working so much and missing dinner we might have had a chance). Anyway, this week I received: 1 head of lettuce, 1 bowl of salad mix (again, arugula, mustard greens, mizuna, plus red leaf lettuce), 1 head of cabbage, 1/2 of a radicchio head, a bunch of baby beets, 7 small carrots, 3 small Hakurei turnips, more scallions, more garlic scapes, 2 pattipan squashes, and a large bunch of swiss chard. Leftover from last week, still: scallions and snow peas.

I am amazed at the sheer quantity of food we've received for our investment.

Tonight we're having a nice salad, with shaved romano cheese rather than goat cheese, and I'm cooking the beet greens and the chard together with some of the garlic scapes. This will be served with corn on the cob and leftover lamb shanks which have been simmering all afternoon to make them less leftovery. I'll use the squash, scallions, peas and the rest of the garlic scapes tomorrow, with another salad on the side. I have set aside the beets, hoping to have more in the next few weeks so I can make pickled beets, and I'll have to come up with something for the cabbage. I don't know how we're going to keep up! Especially once my tomatoes start to ripen. Then we'll be drowning in produce.

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