Lettuce: Stir-Fried Lettuce
is a revelation. When Grace Young demonstrated it for us last year, we were all blown away by how delicious it was. Add in a few garlic chiles, as Grace did, and you won't be able to stop eating it.
Kale: Do you ever put kale in smoothies? It's one of my favorite ways to use it. I often freeze kale — after it's been washed and thoroughly dried — so it's ready to throw into smoothies when I need it. The key with any dark, leafy green in a smoothie is to balance it with a sweet fruit so that it's not too bitter — a banana, or half an apple or orange. I find kale works best with a water or juice base, as opposed to milk or yogurt. One of my favorite combos is to pair a handful of kale with water (or coconut water!), whatever fruit I have on hand, a nub of ginger, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a some fresh mint. It's very refreshing.
It's been so ridiculously hot this week, so the thought of turning on the oven to roast my beets is not an appealing one. So this week I may grill them instead
The summer squash is really starting to come in now. I'm planning to make a batch of this Simple Summer Squash Soup
this week. It freezes really well, too!
YES. Tomatoes. Tomatoes
. So many things to do with tomatoes, but I'm going to savor the first of these by eating them in a classic Caprese Salad
: drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and paired with mozzarella and basil. Heaven surely has this dish on the menu.
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What did you get in your CSA box this week, and what will you be making? Share your recipes — links encouraged!
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