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First CSA Delivery - What Should I Make???


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I picked up our first half share today and in my box there was.....


1 bag spinach

1 bag mixed greens

1 bunch scallions

1 bunch fennel

12 baby sweet hakurei turnip

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 head bok choy


Plus, I ordered 2 dozen fresh eggs!!!! My favourite.


In my fridge/freezer, I have boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs, pork chops, bacon, ham steaks, a few cuts of various beef steaks, pork sausage, 2 packages of tofu.... And, there is yellowfin tuna on sale tomorrow at a local grocery store, which my hubby and kids would love to have for dinner!


Please, give me some recipes/dinner ideas. I'm quite happy to eat the greens as salad (or share with our piggy and rabbit) or make a quiche with the spinach, but what do I do with scallions, bok choy, sweet turnip, and fennel?



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The scallions will be great in the salad.

Bok choy is great stir fried.

I like fennel by itself, eaten raw. It is also good lightly stir fried as part of a pasta sauce.

Turnips you can cut in matchsticks and steam and eat with a little butter on them. I don't like them pureed, although that is kind of the classic use.

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Here is an idea for your hakurei turnips, something that I also do with radishes. Cut the greens off and put them to soak in a large container of water to clean off any grit. Wash and slice (or chunk) your turnips (or radishes). If they are small, you might just be cutting them in half. Or perhaps quartered. Place in a bowl and toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and kosher salt. Place the chunks or slices on one end of a cookie sheet and roast in a preheated 425 degree oven. Now take those washed greens and place them in the bowl used previously. You'll probably want to add some additional olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss the greens with this mixture.


Check the roots after ten or fifteen minutes. The amount of time depends upon the thickness of your chunks. When the roots can be easily pierced but not quite done, remove the sheet from the oven and distribute the greens on the formerly empty part of it. Return to the oven for about five minutes. Your greens will wilt.



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Spinach and eggs would make a lovely quiche. My CSA has provided leeks twice this year--again a great quiche ingredient. With a salad you have a nice dinner--leftovers for breakfast or lunch. Your hakurei turnips can be sliced thin and added to your salad for some crunch.

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Fennel is good grilled with olive oil on it, or roasted. I'd stir fry the turnip and bok choy, mixed greens, and scallions, either separately or in the same dish depending on how much there was.


Spinach is lovely when sauteed. I saute an onion in olive oil, then add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, then add the spinach until it wilts. I sprinkle with a bit of salt & pepper. We had this tonight.

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