It's funny how sometimes it seems as though the share is intentionally color coded. This week it's all about the green and off white/tan family. In the green corner there is more bok choi, an asian cabbage of some sort, braising greens, and turnip greens. In the off white/tan corner we've got parsnips, potatoes, buttermilk, bread, multigrain mix, oatmeal, turnips, and smoked cheddar cheese.
I cooked some of the greens yesterday with a little garlic, olive oil, and a some pine nuts and, er, they were still pretty bitter. I guess they're an acquired taste and I hope that Sam will acquire the taste as a kidlet so he won't be looking at them and wondering what the hell to do with them the way I do each week when I open the package.
As time goes on I intend to freeze some of them to use in place of the frozen chopped spinach I use in various dishes. Wonder if they'd seem more bitter? And should I blanch them then chop them? I'm sure a little googling would answer my questions.
It also amazed me to see how much things have grown in a week. Last week we got some of the salad turnips and they were about 1/2" in diameter, this week they were about an inch and a half. I'm sure the braising greens are the same as last week's mesculin mix but a week older and that much less tender.
Today I got an email at work that someone has organized a CSA that will be delivered right to my work. Of course it's delivered on a day when I don't work so I think I'll stick with our current provider. But I like that it's become so commonplace that it's being hosted by area employers.