Holy huge head of lettuce, Batman! 🙂
Week one of our CSA has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Our first share was full of spring goodies – never mind that the calendar says that today is the first day of summer.
Here’s the official tally for week one:
2 1/2 POUNDS of Romaine lettuce
1 pound of asparagus
12 ounces of rhubarb
1 bunch of radishes (clocking in around 12 ounces as well)
4 potatoes (I’m guessing these guys are holdovers from last fall’s crop. It’s way too early for potatoes in Wisconsin!)
So, what are my plans for our first batch of freshly-grown goodness? Besides salads, right? 🙂 I’ll probably roast the asparagus… although I did see a spring risotto that I’d love to try. Mashed potatoes would go well with roasted asparagus too. The rhubarb is destined for a baked good, but I can’t decide if I should make a pie, a cake or rhubarb squares. Decisions, decisions.
The radishes are the tricky veggie in this batch. I roasted the ones we received last year, and while I liked them, Andy wasn’t a huge fan. Since it’s looking like I’ll be the only one eating the radishes anyway, I think I’d like to try a radish salad this time around. Here’s hoping that Google turns up a winning recipe!
I picked three quarts of strawberries from our garden this week too! I thought about turning them into a pie, but, true to form, we’ve been too busy eating them plain. I’m hoping we’ll get out to a local strawberry farm this weekend and be able to pick enough for eating, baking and freezing.
Finally, I get to share this post with the link party over at In Her Chucks. I’m so glad to be back after a long winter. Head on over to see what everyone else is doing with their produce! 🙂