Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week on the Farm

Lettuce, salad greens (arugula, spinach, etc.), radishes, more of the Hakurei turnips, strawberries, peas, scallions, bok choi, beet greens, cilantro...

Beet greens?

I'd always assumed that beet greens were there so you could get the beet out of the ground. I never thought you could actually eat them. Hmmm.

Tonight for dinner we had the beet greens. I found this simple recipe and got started. But what to do with the little tiny beets that came with the greens? I trimmed them, put them in boiling water for a few minutes, and fried them with the greens. The greens were sweeter than a lot of the other greens we've tried in the past. I might even seek these out in the store (or, at least, not throw them into the compost heap when I'm pickling beets this summer)! We also ate the salad greens with the snap peas, turnips, radishes, some mulberries we picked from the tree around the corner, carrots, cukes, and goat cheese. Kids were not so interested but the grown ups had 2 helpings each.

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