Week 1 – 2016

In this week’s baskets:

  • arugula (great in salads, on sandwiches, on pizza)
  • mesclun mix (mixed salad greens)
  • herbs (chives, dill, cilantro, oregano)
  • peppermint (iced tea, hot tea, salads)
  • bok choy (great for stir-fries, scrambled eggs, soups)
  • tat soi (stir-fries, scrambled eggs, soups)
  • kale (salad, stir-fries, scrambled eggs, soups)
  • rhubarb (pie, summer drinks, compote)
  • radishes (salads, raw with salt or dipping sauce, or if you really dislike them: throw at unruly neighbours)

 

Baskets – what to expect

Here is a look at some of last year’s baskets (we only had 12 weeks of baskets in 2015; we will have 17 weeks in 2016):

week 1:

  • pea shoots
  • rhubarb
  • bok choy
  • salad bowl lettuce
  • green onions
  • eggs
  • cilantro
  • peppermint
  • chives
  • oregano

week 2:

  • arugula
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • bok choy
  • pea shoots
  • green onions
  • dill
  • mint
  • rhubarb

week 3:

  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • kale
  • bok choy
  • pea shoots
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • choice of: tat soi, green peas, or rainbow chard

week 4:

  • baby carrots
  • baby potatoes
  • sugar peas
  • pea shoots
  • spinach or rainbow chard
  • kale
  • green onions
  • basil
  • parsley

week 5:

  • rhubarb
  • green onions
  • carrots
  • kale
  • peas
  • tat soi or rainbow chard
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • lettuce

week 6:

  • raspberries
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • kale or rainbow chard
  • lettuce
  • basil
  • peas
  • beans

week 7:

  • carrots
  • peas
  • beans
  • kale
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • half a dozen eggs

week 8:

  • apples
  • beans
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • kale
  • onions
  • basil
  • thyme
  • parsley

week 9:

  • apples
  • onions
  • carrots
  • beans
  • potatoes
  • kale or Swiss chard
  • herbs

week 10:

  • beans
  • baby spinach
  • kale/Swiss chard
  • apples
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • onions
  • mint
  • zucchini

week 11:

  • carrots
  • apples
  • potatoes
  • zucchini
  • onions
  • kale or Swiss chard
  • beans
  • herbs

 

 

Week 10

In this week’s basket:

  • beans
  • baby spinach
  • kale/Swiss chard
  • apples
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • onions
  • mint
  • a zucchini (we are excited that the zucchinis have finally started producing after a slow start and are hoping to have more very soon)

Ideas:

  • make an eggy stir-fry- caramelize onions for a few minutes before adding grated carrots to your pan (fry until the potatoes start to crisp up a bit); add zucchini, kale or Swiss chard, and a few chopped beans a minute or two before adding eggs, spinach – Mike has been making this for me quite a bit lately and I love it

Week 9

In this week’s basket:

  • apples
  • onions
  • carrots
  • beans
  • potatoes
  • kale/Swiss chard
  • herbs

Ideas:

  • make an apple, carrot, and herb salad by grating everything into a bowl and tossing with lettuce (or kale if you don’t mind raw kale)

Week 8

In this week’s basket:

  • apples from our tiny orchard
  • beans
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • kale
  • onions
  • basil
  • thyme
  • parsley

The apples are a softer summer apple that are good for eating raw or in applesauce and apple crisp. They are organic so they are sometimes ugly, but they taste good. 🙂

Lazy Apple Crisp

In a bowl, combine equal parts oats, flour, and brown sugar. Mix in butter or coconut oil with your hands until desired consistency (I like it to stick together well enough that I can eat pieces of it while mixing). Spread mixture on top of apples (these apples shrink a lot) and bake at 350 until the top is golden brown and the kitchen smells like apple crisp. Enjoy!