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What's in My CSA Box? Ideas for eating and cooking.

Posted 1/17/2014 7:55am by Jill Rendleman.

Pac Choi, spinach, arugula, and turnips fill boxes this week.  We've talk about most of these except not so much about arugula.  It took me a while to like arugula, mostly because i kept trying one leaf at a time.   One day i was delivering to the Co-op and the produce people were having their own apple tasting feast behind closed doors....they had to invite me since i was there with produce....including arugula.  I opened the box to show them how pretty it was and one of them wrapped it around an apple slice and coooed like a happy chicken, so we all tried it.  That's when i discovered the wonder of the combination of tangy sweet with the spicey hot of arugula!  A few minutes later, we put some goat cheese in the arugula apple wrap and it got even better.  After that, i was pretty well sold on arugula as an intensely flavored, and densely nutritions green that was best paired with a light but sweet dressing, such as a sweet Italian, and that anything added to an arugula salad in the way of a crunchy sweet fruit or nut was pretty close to heaven.  Dried cranberrys, in season strawberries, raspberries, blueberries are great additions.....plus a few roasted pecans, and just a little goat or feta or blue cheese......add a squeeze of one lemon and a sweet italian or honey mustard dressing and wow. 

Reminder to current members that deadline for Early Season Discounts for Spring/Summer 2014 Share is March 1.    New crops coming on this spring include asparagus, micro greens, strawberries, and rhubarb......as well as the top ten favs....corn, tomatoes, beans, etc etc.   Call me or sign up on line.  

Any problem with box labels?  Let me know.  

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Highway 51 N

Cobden, Illinois 62920




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