Sunday Brunch

Today is a big cooking and experimentation day (check back tomorrow for the exciting reveal!) so this will be a quick one. Once again, we are nearing the CSA date and we still have SO much produce. Getting used to this schedule has been a bit of a challenge. As much as I love being experimental and cooking delicious things, yesterday all I wanted to do was eat Annie’s Mac & Cheese. Instead I ate leftovers, but didn’t cook anything new.

This morning, my husband and I realized we were out of cereal so we decided to make a scramble. We still had all the spinach and arugula from this week’s share, so I decided to saute that all down and mix it in with eggs and Muenster cheese. It always amazes me how much roughage I can eat once it’s been cooked.

This is what we started with:










By the time we were ready to stir it in to the five eggs we scrambled, it had reduced to about a quarter of the size! And between the two of us, we ate all those greens in one sitting. Talk about efficient!







When the eggs were just about cooked, I added in the greens mixture, straining out as much liquid as possible, and about a half cup of grated Muenster. We toasted up some marble rye and had a very enjoyable brunch!

I hope you’re having a delightful weekend. I’m off to finish my big food projects!



This Week’s Haul

Since it is early in the growing season here in Boston, this week’s CSA share looks much like last week’s. When that is the case, rather than posting pictures of all the same things, I’ll post what’s new and focus instead on what different things I do with the produce that came.

This week, we got another beautiful green bounty (with a hint of pink from my favorite, beets). Included was a large head of Romaine lettuce, beets (as I said already), spinach, peas, and a few more things.

This is tatsoi. I’ve never cooked with it, but have eaten it before. It is in the Chinese cabbage family along with bok choy. What is your favorite tatsoi recipe? I’d love to see your suggestions in the comments.

This, I believe, is arugula. It tastes like it, at least, with that slight peppery bite. Yum! This will definitely be featured in a salad this week. We also got another head of lettuce, greenleaf lettuce, I think. Sometimes, with a CSA, it’s all about the educated guess!

Somehow, I feel like this is the cutest head of lettuce I’ve ever seen!

We also got……drumroll, please…..more garlic scapes! Hip hip hooray! (It is a miracle that these are still here for me to take a photo of. That is a true testament to my love for beets!)

I left them in the bag because, just before taking these pictures, I stabbed myself in the finger while cutting the greens off the beets for tonight’s dinner. Yeouch! Luckily, when my husband and I moved in together, we brought with us two adult supplies of BandAids, so I was able to wrangle my fingertip and get it all patched up. Long story short, scapes are too tricky to wrangle in and out of a baggie with a bleeding finger!

Speaking of tonight’s dinner, I’m in the middle of putting together a Turkish-inspired meal to brighten up this cold, rainy night. Check back tomorrow for pictures and recipes!