Thursday, May 24, 2007

Gettin' Fresh

So last Tuesday we went to the farm and pick up our CSA share. It was a gorgeous (if warm) spring day and we got a nice bounty of fresh veggies that we gorged on later that night. Our share of food contained:

3 scallions
1/2 pound of (choose any - arugula, spinach, kale, and collard greens)
We opted for the arugula and spinach since they seemed like spring greens
1 small head of Boston lettuce
1/2 pound of carrots
1 pint of strawberries (which were teeny weeny)
3 turnips

We got to pick: Onion chives, garlic chives, sweet marjoram, oregano, parsley, lavender, mint, tarragon
- We ended up picking LOTS of the garlic chive blossoms, oregano, and lavender along with a WHOLE QUART of strawberries!!! (many of which ended up in our tummies before we even got to he car)

As an added bonus we picked the most brilliant red poppy that was hanging out in a fallow field.

When we got home I made the most Martha Stewarty arrangement of herbs. The purple blossoms of the garlic chives were surrounded by the oregano and tarragon. We did put the vegetables to more than aesthetic use. I made a salad of the arugula and spinach and turnip with a lemon vinaigrette. All of the little strawberries were screaming to be eaten. J pureed his with coconut sorbet while I whipped some cream with a little vanilla and powdered sugar.

Last night I made biscuits with the chopped chives. Tonight I am planning on doing a stir fry with the carrots, turnips, turnip greens, and garlic chive blossoms.

J took many many pictures of our bounty and he better post them!

1 comment:

rebecca said...

oh my god this post is like hot food porn.