Tuesday, June 2, 2009
CSA Report: 1st Week of June
This week's CSA box provided (from left to right in 4 rows)
Top "Row": Red Leaf Lettuce Head, Green Leaf Lettuce Head
Second "Row": Purple Kale, Dill, Cilantro, Chard
Third "Row": Radishes, Garlic Snapes, Purple and Green Kohlrabi
Fourth "Row": Large bag of Spinach, Zuchini, Cucumber, Rainbow Chard
The garlic snapes were new to me. I had to look up "curly long green things" on google, which produced this page that enlightened me and provided recipie ideas.
I thought they looked lovely as as a centerpiece,
But decided they were even tastier as a "pesto"
Raw Garlic Snape Pesto (as per the website mentioned above)
1 bunch garlic snapes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup freshly grated raw Parmesan cheese
Process garlic snapes and olive oil in food processor until well combined and transfer to a serving bowl. Fold in Parmesan by hand.
Everyone raved about the pesto (children included)! It served as as topping for the roasted chicken last night, and as a sandwich base for leftover chicken sandwiches today. It would also be lovely with chips or crackers and I might have enough left over to experiment with it in a salad dressing for tonight. YUM.