|Carissa bagging lettuce!|
One of the most interesting things in the box this week is garlic scapes. I blogged about them here, they are a short-lived treat for anybody who likes garlic, with a mild, fresh garlic taste. One of our favorite things to do is garlic scape pesto, here's the recipe. They are great chopped for stir fries and sautes, chunks tucked into chops or chicken before grilling or baking, or mashed up into cream cheese for a great dip/spread!
The herbs are doing well this year. Everyone is getting marjoram or garden oregano in their box. This is the perfect time to harvest: the flower buds have formed but not opened! Marjoram is mild, and goes well with meats and poultry, beans, chilies, garlic and onions. As it is fresh, if you are following a recipe calling for dried oregano, use 2- 3 times the recommended dry amount and add it towards the end of cooking. This herb will also be great chopped fine and added to salads.
So, for the FULL SHARES: 2 lbs. new potatoes of 'Caribe', a purple skinned, white fleshed potato. 1 bag 'Esmeralda' butter lettuce, 1 bag baby Romaine, 1 bag 'Grand Rapids' loose leaf lettuce, small bunch of radish, bunch of baby yellow onions (more 'kick' than green onions), bunch of garlic scapes and a bunch of marjoram.
For the PART SHARES: 1 lb. new potatoes of 'Carlton', a white potato. 1 bag of 'Grand Rapids' loose leaf lettuce, 1 bag of baby Romaine lettuce, a bunch of baby yellow cooking onions, a bunch of garlic scapes, bunch of marjoram.
There are plenty of the garlic scapes, so if you love garlic, if you are interested in making pesto - help yourself to more! And enjoy!