Serving Suggestions: 6/6/17

 

Welcome to to the 2017 Caldwell CSA!  Please check back to the website each week for serving suggestions and pictures from the week’s share.  If you have any pictures or recipes you’d like to contribute, please email them to Bob at robertfcowper@gmail.com.

Unsure what to do with your swiss chard?  Don’t worry we struggle with that too sometimes.  Shana suggested that Jessica share her recipe for the “chard quiche thing” which probably wouldn’t sell as good in a restaurant as the real name for the recipe: Mid July Swiss Chard Pie!  The recipe calls for literally “as much swiss chard as you can find,” leeks, dill and eggs.  If you don’t have leeks, I’m sure you could make it just as good substituting some scallions or thinly sliced onion.  If you don’t have the time, or the patience, to make your own pie dough, don’t let that stop you – there’s no shame in using a frozen crust!

Another item unfamiliar to some might be the beautiful white turnips in this week’s share.  Last year, I discovered butter braised radishes for the first time which made a wonderful side dish.  Jessica uses a similar technique in one of her favorite recipes, Butter Braised New Turnips.  I know that turnip greens are very good for you but I struggle to use them.  If you need any convincing, check out this website which extols their virtue and makes me want to try something like this recipe for Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens.

 


Serving Suggestions is a recurring article that will be posted weekly during the CSA season featuring photos, tips and recipes.  Content is provided by Jessica, Shana and Bob.  If you would like to submit your own photos or recipes, please email Bob at robertfcowper@gmail.com.  To read through previous Serving Suggestions articles, click here for an archive.  You can also use the handy search feature at the top of the right hand menu bar to search for the name of a particular ingredient you need help using.

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