It’s CSA 2022 week 10 weeks have gone by so very quickly. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have given us another great box. More garlic scapes! There’s such a short season for garlic scapes in the spring, and I look forward to them every year. Garlic scapes are the shoots of the hard neck garlic plant; our farmers cut them down so that the plant will produces full bulbs, rather than put all its energy into making flowers. With their tall green fronds they look like ridiculously curly tulip stems, and end in long pointy shoots.
There are dainty little beets, which I have in mind to make Greek salads this coming week, when the weather turns hot and nasty. There are both pea shoots and peas.
This week’s box has some excellent goodies:
- mixed lettuce
- huge salad turnips
- dainty little beets
- pea shoots
- garlic scapes
- fresh dill
- green onions/scallions
As usual, I think about how I might use all this good stuff while I’m washing and trimming it. Here are some of my ideas for this lovely CSA 2022 week 10 box:
- roasted beets: perfect in Greek salads
- Nigel Slater’s 5-spice chicken & pea shoot salad
- stir-fries of all sorts
- garlic scape pesto
- white bean & garlic scape dip (a perfect accompaniment to raw veggies)
- tzatziki with fresh dill
- roasted turnip slices with rosemary & sea salt
Follow the season with me, and I’ll show off my CSA box of the week, including ideas of how I might use all the good stuff. Feel free to chime in with comments or questions.