Friday, June 6, 2014

What's in my Box?

Strawberries : Sweet, early Oregon berries. GONE!

Basil- I just planted one in my garden and purchased one from Trader Joe's. Not sure how to use this. If I can preserve it somehow I would. Any suggestions?

Salad Turnips: I've never even heard of these. I thought it tasted a bit like a radish. Everything read online said to eat them sauteed or fresh. I'll let you know. Have you tried them before?

Red Butterhead Lettuce: If you have never had fresh butter lettuce from a garden, you are missing out!

Fava Bean Greens: I'm checking this out later-

 Kale; I have yet to try kale chips. I will try this weekend.
Radishes -lovely mild purple radishes that I will put on a salad. 

I know many of you will be getting your CSA boxes. If you try some new recipes please email me. I'd love to try them!!

PS, I ordered some wildflower seeds too:)


  1. Lori,
    The basil is delicious sandwiched between tomato slices and fresh mozzarella slices. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic....also we make pesto and freeze it in ice cube trays.
    Terri in Texas

    1. Sounds delicious! Thank you Terri.

  2. Lori...the only way to preserve basil is to dry it. Like Terri, I also make pesto and freeze it....good on pizza, pasta and spread on a grilled veggie sandwich with fresh mozzarella!! I made kale chips last weekend and did not like them....everyone seems to be going crazy over them! I don't get it!!


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