Thursday, June 26, 2014

Almost Overwhelmed, but Not Quite

The farm stepped it up a notch or two this week.  In between pockets of rain I got the share and even managed to not get rained on while I was out picking peas, strawberries and cilantro.

In the share: 2 heads of lettuce, 1 head of bok choy, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch radishes, 15 garlic scapes, 2 pounds of broccoli, 1 small bowl of arugula, 2 large bowls of spinach, 2 quarts strawberries, a pint each of snap, snow and shelling peas, and a bunch of cilantro (I could have gotten dill and other herbs but I still haven't used the ones I have).   Since I've been home I have made a strawberry-rhubarb pie (with the accompanying raspberry jam tart, which has already been consumed by my children and a visiting friend), a salad consisting of both kinds of lettuce, arugula, shelled peas and strawberries, and kale chips.  I am still somewhat surprised at how much I am enjoying kale chips; I think I could have eaten the whole batch as they came out of the oven!

My plan is to make pesto with the garlic scapes and maybe also with the cilantro.  I expect that a lot of the greens will eventually find their way into Mocha's stomach, although I would prefer it if some of them made it into my children's stomachs.

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