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
Yellow Chantenay Carrots
Red Bearded Scallions
Orange Chantenay Carrots
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!