I finally, finally, finally got around to signing up for a CSA. And, since I can’t do anything simply, went with two CSAs. (I am splitting one with friends) The first, a farm about five miles down the road, started two weeks ago and I am feeling healthier already. Our first box contained: baby bok choy, three types of lettuce, normal-old-green kale, red russian kale and what I have recently concluded was siberian kale. At first I thought the siberian kale might be collards. Yes, I am fully aware that I should know the difference. If we get some again next week I will take a picture for you and let you judge. Our second box contained: baby bok choy, two types of lettuce, two types of kale (red russian and siberian), chard (including some of the lovely red chard) and radishes. I have to say, each box has produced an enormous amount of excitement – both on my part and on that of my son. Trying to figure out where to put everything in the refridgerator brings another type of excitement.
Needless to say, being required to consume all of this delicious food has forced me to cook things I would never have cooked before. I have been scouring recipe books and the internet for green-friendly recipes. Prior to now, the only thing I have done with kale was to saute it with onion and garlic. I had never ever cooked baby bok choy. These days, we rarely have a meal that doesn’t contain something green. I’m even contemplating breakfast with greens. Last night we had sesame noodles with tofu and kale and tonight I will attempt a kale quiche. Wish me luck, and send me recipe links if you have any!