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csa, a-okay

We’ve got updates from our second and third deliveries from our Eagle Creek Farms Community Shared Agriculture Share.

The second delivery came in with:

Bag of mixed greens (enough for 4 salads): $6
Bag of kale (choice between chard and kale): $7
Bunch of garlic scapes (the new “it” food of 2012): $4
Bunch of green onion: $2
Bag of blue Viking potatoes: $7
Herb (we picked Sorrel): $2
Bouquet of wildflowers: $4

Total for Week 2:  $32

Having some of the choices for different herbs or bunches of greens is really nice.  We picked sorrel this week on a whim, not having heard of it before.  Sorrel (aka spinach dock or narrow-leaved dock) is a leafy herb that has a sharp, citrusy-lemon flavour.  We added thin slices of it to a salad for an extra kick of taste.  Apparently the sharp flavour comes from oxalic acid, which is toxic in large quantities!  (Beekeeping coincidence: oxalic acid is commonly used to spray hives for mites in conventional beekeeping).  In low doses, it is an herb with anti-parasitic properties when eaten raw (according to Pitchford in Healing with Whole Foods, 2002).

Source: Wikipedia.org (Sorrel)

Our third week has brought:

Horseradish root (and a recipe to prepare it): $2
Bag of mixed greens (enough for 4 salads): $6
Bag of chard (choice between chard and kale): $5
Bunch of garlic scapes: $4
Bunch of radishes: $3
Two baby bok choy: $4
Bunch of beets (Golden and Forminova): $4
Bag of blue Viking potatoes: $7
Bouquet of wildflowers: $2

Total for Week 3: $37

Horseradish preparation recipe from Eagle Creek Farms:

1 cup peeled and cubed horseradish root
3/4 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a blender, process horseradish root, vinegar, sugar and salt. Carefully remove the cover of blender, keeping your face away from the container. Cover and store the horseradish in the refrigerator.

Leave us a comment!

Source: Wikipedia.org (Horseradish)

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2 comments on “csa, a-okay

  1. I think horseradish root is a very cool thing to find in your CSA box!

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