Sunday, June 30, 2013

Week 4

Umm . . . has it been rainy recently? Many have asked what the effect is on the crops, on average things are going a bit slower, but still coming along, and, assuming we see some sun in July, we are still on track for a wonderful summer. 

That said, this week provides us with a few examples of things that loved the rain anyways.  The first three items on the list are water lovers:

Head Lettuce
Peas (probably choice of sugarsnap or snow)
parsley (or dill/cilantro)
Summer squash

Now, summer squash loves water when combined with sun.  That's when it starts pumping them out, so it's a little iffy.  I may even have some salad turnips as an option for people who want to trade for one option.

I have been waiting to divulge this kale recipe until we gave out kale.  I ate it last night in fact.  We have probably made it about once a week since I discovered this recipe.  I'm trying to find a way to not sound over-enthusiastic but still explain what a game-changer this recipe is. 

Kale Salad

Chop finely 1 bunch of Kale and place in a bowl

Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 cloves finely chopped garlic, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce.  The original recipe calls for anchovies but I don't add them.  Make sure your hands are clean and then squeeze the kale for about 2 minutes until it is 1/2 it's original volume.

Done.  Easy and awesome.

This week in the field we are doing alot of planting out, catching up from last week.  Our next round of beets (first one ready on one or two weeks), more head lettuce, fall brassicas, rutabaga (I like to do this on the 4th itself if at all possible), another round of carrots (those too are coming your way in another week or two (yes, much is coming your way very shortly)).


Blogger Lea Ann Smith said...

The kale salad recipe is very good. I served it with grilled swordfish and a boxed rice pilaf. My husband could taste the missing anchovies, though. Sigh... I'll probably have to include them next time :-)

7:35 PM, July 01, 2013  

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