Friday, January 27, 2012

This Weeks Box 1/28/2012

Thank you little red. For everything you do. You're definitely one of hardest workers ever!
Here is What is in the box this week:
meyers lemons
persian cucumbers
braising mix
spicy salad mix with arugula
baby bok choy
some other kind of bok choy that I have not identified
"but it is great in stir fry"
home made sun dried tomatoes
rainbow chard
head of green lettuce
So what is braising mix? 
Every farm has a different definition of what braising mix is.
Here at the ranch, braising mix is a combination of young leaf vegetables that are too small to make into individual bunches. Often, the mix will have a combination of more than one variety of green. This weeks braising mix has red russian kale, blue dwarf kale, dinosaur kale,
baby collards and some tender baby broccoli greens.
Here is a recipe for this mix:
5 cloves garlic, chopped
Olive oil
braising mix
red wine vinegar
cooked pasta
Pine Nuts (optional)
Dijon Mustard(optional)
Walnuts or Peacans(optional)
Sauté five cloves of garlic in olive oil until they soften; turn the heat to high and toss in the braising mix until it wilts. Sprinkle with red wine vinegar and stir until it disappears. Serve over pasta.
Sauce:(optional) 2 tsp. honey 1 T Dijon mustard and some chopped walnuts or pecans. 
Here is a link to three greens mix recipes from: 
swiss chard and sun dried tomato skillet mac Yes!!!!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

This Weeks Box 1/15/2012

citrus are ripening!

baby bok choy
lots of lemons "enough for lemonade"
red potatoes
crimini mushrooms "from our grower friend in Ramona"
big fat red onions

Friday, January 6, 2012

This Weeks Box 1/7/2012

Hey Guys! I think he's going to plant us. I just got a feelin!

How To Get The Most Out Of Your CSA
An Article by Kate Mcdonough

Here's the haul for this week

brown bag of avocados
lots of mis shapen and odd sized lemons
a few tart but tasty tangelos
sweet baby broccoli
head of lettuce
some small meyers lemons
portobello mushrooms
sweet baby carrots