Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The orange red share

Beefsteak and heirlooms tomatoes, Ailsa Craig sweet onions, sugarsnax carrots, garlic, chard, leeks, mesclun, raspberries, oyster mushrooms, eggs.
I'm swimming in onions! Those Ailsa Craig onions are huge and we got four of them. We like onions but that's a bit much.
The raspberries were gone within 15 minutes of picking up the share. Yum!
We were supposed to get tomatillos today but they forgot to load them on the truck. We got cherry tomatoes this week because we were supposed to have raspberries last week that weren't there. Oops.
And of course we got carrots because we hadn't had any for so long I bought some last week. Now I've got plenty but those we'll use.
I like to use the greens up right away because they take up so much space in the refrigerator so I made this recipe from the share tonight:
Sauteed Greens with Tomato and Chickpeas

2 TB sunflower oil or bacon fat
1 leek washed and sliced thin
1 bunch chard or kale, washed and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup pre-cooked chickpeas
squeeze of lemon or lime juice

* If using chard, chop stems separately. Add the stems to the skillet about 2 minutes before the greens.

Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add greens, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add tomato and chickpeas and toss to combine. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add the squeeze of citrus and serve immediately.
Verdict: I liked it, Ben and Sam didn't. Ben said he just doesn't like chard but truthfully, I think he just doesn't care for greens in general as he's never enthusiastic about anything based on greens.
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