Finally! A nice big stretch of good weather, a break from our rain gear and a chance for the fields to really dry out. With this sun comes a huge explosion in the fields, everything is starting to take off- the potatoes are growing an inch a day it seems, sugar snap peas are starting to come in, cucumbers are flowering and the first of our zucchini is sitting in the cooler. This week CSA members receive-
Lettuce, Pac Choi, Salad turnips or Radish, Kale-Swiss Chard or Broccoli Raab, Arugula, Bunched onions, Sugar snap peas and Herbs-basil, parsley or cilantro.
I thought the broccoli raab would be great in one of our favorite dishes - Super Green Pasta! It changes every time I make it, but basically consists of pesto, any kind of greens, vegetables and cannelini or cranberry beans. Tonight's version was- basil pesto, broccoli raab, a little kale,onion, zucchini & sugar snap peas. I sauté the veggies in olive oil and then toss it all in a bowl with the pesto. It wouldn't be a meal for Shane without at least one kind of cheese, so we grated parmesan and added some fresh Maplebrook Farm mozzerella on top. Yes, it feels like summer is getting close!