Thursday, May 8, 2014

Finally Spring!

Its Spring Finally! and we are so excited to be getting our first CSA share ready for pickup or delivery!  This weeks share is a little smaller due to some frost damage but expect it to be just as delicious.  And expect more to come in the next weeks as the weather improves.

1.    Red ursa and nero kale mix
2.    Farm fresh eggs
3.    Romaine lettuce
4.    Tom thumb
5.    Rapini
6.    Mint
7.    Dill

With some new items you are probably wondering what to use them for?  Here are a few of my favorite ways to use some of the veggies and herbs.


Brewing Mint Tea


One of my favorite things in the spring is fresh mint leaves to make mint tea.  Take about 4 sprigs of mint place in a quart jar and fill with boiling water. Let steep approximately 5 minutes and sweeten with your choice of sweetener. Delicious!!


A family favorite with this herb is dill buttered carrots. Steam baby carrots until just tender and then toss with butter,sea salt and fresh dill. This is an amazing side that even my biggest carrot hater enjoys!


This is also a family favorite! We love to make kale chips by placing leaves on a cookie sheet and drizzling with olive oil then lightly sprinkling with sea salt. We bake ours for about 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Just watch them close,  they will burn quickly! and who wants burnt kale chips?  We also like it sauteed with olive oil, salt and maybe some garlic.

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