Week 2 CSA

Chocolate Mint

Chocolate mint brews one of the finest, most refreshing teas I have ever had.   I like to combine it with Chai tea, or just brew it alone and serve it on ice to cool down on even the hottest of days.   To make tea, just chop 2 T of the mint leaves per cup and steep in almost boiling water for five to ten minutes.   Drink it hot or cold and you may add other tea varieties like chai, black, green or orange pekoe.   I also like to make a wonderfully refreshing dish called Minty Peas and Onions.   See the recipe below.

 

Minty Peas and Onions

2 green onions chopped

2 cups peas

1/3 cup fresh Chocolate mint chopped

1 t salt

1/2 t pepper

2 T sugar

2 T apple cider vinegar

Mix ingredients and serve fresh and raw…. super easy!    Peas and onions will be in your share for the week too.

 

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard can be eaten raw or cooked, and is really quite versatile.   I like to cut the stems from the leaves and eat it like celery.   I often serve the stems with ranch dressing, peanut butter, or cream cheese for my family to snack on, or packed in lunches.   The leaves are great sauteed with garlic and a little olive oil, and have a taste and texture similar to spinach.   The leaves can be used in any recipe that calls for spinach.

 

Baby Beets

Beets are so good and good for you.   It is easier to peel beets when they have boiled in water for a few minutes.   I love beets just as they are, or pickled.   The tops are even more nutritious than the roots.   They can be eaten raw or cooked.

 

Pickled Beets

1 bunch of beets

1/4 c apple cider vinegar

1 T sugar

1 T olive oil

1/4 t dry mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

Boil beets for 20 minutes.   Drain and peel the skins, they should just “slip off” easily.   Combine the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes.  Cool and serve.

 

Salad and Feta

We’ve got some wonderful salad and fets coming your way too-yum!   The salad is again a blend of lettuce and greens we started early this spring.

 

Also, we can reuse the boxes from last week for week 3 delivery, please return them for reuse.   Thank you in advance for helping us recycle the boxes!

 

Till then take care!

 

 

 

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