CSA week 6: asparagus, herbs and radishes

CSA week 6 2020: still green. That’s not a bad thing at all; the lettuce is impeccably crisp and fresh, and we’re loving the asparagus. We’ll see more colorful crops soon enough, I’m thinking, and once it’s truly hot and sticky, we’ll long for cool crisp greens again.

Naturally we’ll have some fantastic salads in this coming week. Have you seen my recent post with a roundup of great salads? You might just find something that interests you there. If the weather turns sultry, I’m thinking of using all the radishes in a shrimp & avocado salad – perfect for hot weather.

CSA week 6 2020 0612This week’s share for CSA week 6 includes:

  • asparagus
  • leeks
  • mixed lettuces
  • radishes
  • sage
  • oregano
  • cilantro

I like to show you what came to me from the farm. I spread it out on my patio table, and look! Mostly green, with a little splash of red. So I’m thinking of ways to use asparagus, leeks, and the herbs:

asparagus

leeks

herbs

  • use oregano as a basting brush when grilling chicken
  • lemon/olive oil/oregano marinade for chicken or lamb
  • brown butter with sage & lemon: a classic for gnocchi or ravioli
  • chicken with creamy mushroom sage sauce from Simply Recipes
  • cilantro tastes like soap to me, but a lot of people love it in a fresh salsa
  • cilantro lime chicken from Budget Bytes

 

 

 

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