Monday, June 27, 2011

Early Summer Bounty

Last Thursday I picked up the farm share: 1 head of lettuce, 8 scallions, 8 turnips, 12 garlic scapes, 1/2 a pound of spinach, and then 2 quarts each of snow, snap and shell peas, plus 2 quarts of strawberries. In the rain. The peas and berries were pick-your-own. Brr!

All that's left at this point are the snow peas, the turnips and the garlic scapes, but we're working through them. We had a terrific, completely-farm-share salad:
sauteed snap peas with garlic scapes and mint (the latter from my own garden):
sauteed spinach with the scapes, I also used the scapes instead of shallots for a tequila shrimp recipe we had for dinner the other night, and I brought the shelled peas to my parents' and we added them at the last minute to some cooked baby carrots so they would be heated up but not really cooked. They were excellent. Fresh peas are so tasty!

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  1. Tonight we had the snow peas, sauteed in olive oil with more garlic scapes and then some cilantro. Added salt and sesame oil and served. They were so tasty I couldn't stop eating them.

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