Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Food! What do you think of the little post header? I've been playing around, and wanted to find a fun way to highlight a post's topic. This post? It's about food.

We signed up for a half share of produce from a local farm, and let me tell you, picking the farm was hard in a fun way. We're lucky enough to have about a dozen different local farms the offer CSA programs. We ended up going with a young couple with a farm that's only a few years old, not because old farmers aren't really awesome, but because it's also fun to support people our age following their dreams ~ I'm sure jumping into this was scary and exciting for them. Anyhoo, they lease the some their land from a sheep farmer, so we'll also be able to buy lambs and other meats from them too. And they partner with a chicken farmer who supplies us with a dozen eggs in our box.

This week we received a whole pile of greens {kale, lettuce, bok choy}, some radishes, turnips, dill, and kohlrabi. Using the eggs, radishes and dill, I put together a great egg salad. I just mix those ingredients with some mayo, salt, and Dijon mustard.

We use a few more eggs to whip up a quiche. This was an experiment for us, in that we used grated potatoes for the crust. The end result was delicious, and I have a feeling this will become the standard since C's a wheat-free eater. The quiche's filling was a combination of mushrooms and onions sauteed in butter, steamed asparagus {from another local farm}, and cheddar cheese.

And last, but not least, we used the rest of the dill to make this fresh beet salad. We picked up the beets when we went strawberry picking, but hopefully we'll get some in our box next week! The beets were grated and mixed with the chopped dill. We drizzled it with the juice of one lemon, a few tablespoons of olive oil, and then tossed in some toasted mustard seeds.

After this first veggie-filled week, we're excited for a whole season of fresh foods! Along with the eating, I'm hoping to improve my food-photography skills...

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