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First box of 2012 season
Wednesday March 21st 2012

Ahh, the first box of the 2012 season arrived, and what a bounty it is! (It’s actually last week’s – I’m playing catch-up)

It hasn’t been raining much this winter, really just sprinkles. But this box arrived just before a wave of at least two weeks of storms is due to hit us and the farm. I wonder if they harvested lots and lots knowing they might lose some of it to rain/flood.

Here’s what we got:

Little Gem Lettuce
Soup Celery
Yellow Chantenay Carrots
Red Bearded Scallions
Arugula
Red Chard
Broccoli
Orange Chantenay Carrots
Fennel

Joe sauteed the fennel in butter at Sunday Suppers this week and it was smokin good, so I think I’ll do the same.

The carrots might not survive dinner prep snack with the girls

The butter lettuce is so damn good. I was eating leaves just raw straight out of the bag. So they’re going in a salad with the arugula. Or maybe the arugula will form the base of some grilled protein, like Sara does. Yumm!

Scallions are nice and fat so I may grill them.

Chard will go in some bean soup probably, especially if it’s raining.

I have no idea what to do with the soup celery. I’ll have to look that one up!

Ahh, a new season begins. Very happy household here in San Francisco!