We’re in Week 8 of our CSA, and I’ve been horrible at posting about all the delicious veggies we’ve received. So in light of today’s pick up, I figured I would do a recap of what we’ve had and some of the things we’ve made:
Lots of different lettuces, about ten bunches so far: red oak, red leaf, green Boston bibb, red Boston bibb, romaine, iceberg, you name it.
Lots of bok choy, both baby and regular! Our farmer is of Chinese decent, and they grow a lot of specialty Asian greens, like bok choy, sometimes called Chinese cabbage. We have come to really love bok choy, and Asian-inspired dishes are a staple in our diet. Not only do stir fries and sautees lend themselves wonderfully to vegetables, but you get so much flavor from the spices and sauces: ginger, garlic, sambal oelek, sriracha, hoison, soy, miso, I could go on and on.
Some of the other Asian greens we’ve had so far: U choy (sometimes called yu choy) and guy lon. U choy is related to spinach, and I simply sauteed it with ginger and garlic. Guy lon is Chinese broccoli, and it look and tastes similar to a combination of broccoli rabe and broccolini. Again, I simply sauteed it with garlic and red chili flakes.