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!

~CM