Monday, June 7, 2010

CSA Week 4

This was a good week. We're loving the fresh lettuce and enjoying it while the weather is still cool enough for it to grow well. We also got more strawberries and consumed half of the carton before I even thought to take a picture!

The cool new thing this week was a bundle of scapes. They're the flower bud from hardneck garlic and they add a great, subtle flavor to everything we've tried them in. We've added them to eggs, pasta, and even in place of garlic when I made homemade sloppy joes. Plus, they look cool. They curve like this even when they're in the ground:

Spring broccoli. Love it! Not at all bitter like broccoli can be when it's been in the fridge for too long.

We also got green onions and fresh oregano and mint. Ross tried to make mint ice cream with the handful of mint we nabbed. He's had success with the ice cream maker before (he's the only one who should be allowed to make ice cream, pancakes, and eggs in this house) but this recipe was a little more complex than normal. Something didn't go as planned and he ended up with green soup. We were shocked at how green it was, though, just from soaking the mint leaves in cream for an hour.

We're definitely trying this again next time we score some fresh mint!

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