Serving Suggestions: Week 3

CSA Week 3 Share

CSA Week 3 Share

From Shana:

Hi Folks!

I hope you are enjoying week 3 of the CSA- we are in the thick of the greens-yum!  Want a great way to use all the spinach we’ve been getting and the garlic scapes?  Blend them together to make a spinach-ramp pesto!  I used two big bunches of spinach, a small bunch of basil from the store, walnuts, olive oil, salt and several garlic scapes (you could also add cheese or sundried tomatoes if you like).  The result was divine! And there was lots leftover to freeze to quick throw together dinners (pesto freezes really well).
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Garlic Scapes & Spinach

 

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is one of those ingredients that I find hard to use.  Here are some yummy inspirations from Martha Stewart. The second link uses fresh peas too-  Enjoy!

 

From Bob:

I thought peas would be one of the easier CSA veggies to meal plan for, but I did find myself struggling a little bit last week.  My hesitation was this: with a half share I didn’t have a ton of peas once they were shelled, I didn’t want to stretch them with frozen but I still wanted to showcase their freshness and flavor.  Throwing them blindly into another dish and hiding them was the last thing I wanted to do.  So, I decided to try something new.  I bought a sliced panella loaf from Calandra’s and made a batch of homemade ricotta (it’s so, so much easier than you think – trust me, try it, and you’ll never go back to store bought – don’t be afraid to substitute low fat milk for the whole).  While I toasted the bread, I quickly blanched my peas and then smashed them with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh herbs (the dill from your CSA share would be good – mint was good too).  I topped the toasted bread with a smear of my ricotta then topped with the smashed pea mixture.  Simple, fresh and delicious.

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