I picked up my first box from the farm subscription this week. Let's take a look at what we've got:
First up are a couple of radishes and a bag of mizuna and tatsoi, asian salad greens. I'm not sure what to do with the turnips yet, but the radish tops are going into a traditional Southern Italian recipe that pairs them with cavatelli pasta with garlic, anchovies and capers. Not much to do with salad greens but make salad. I'll probably leave them out of the blog post in the future.
Next up are a bunch of komatsuna and a bag of green beans. Komatsuna is, according to the newsletter, a not-too-tough Asian green. I'll probably toss it into a fried rice since I've got enough leftover rice for one. The green beans I could use as a side dish, but I'm more likely to stir fry them with some ground pork in a black bean sauce. Chinese long beans work better, but green beans are fine for that sort of thing.
Next are a couple of avocados and two yellow squashes. I understand avocado works well in ceviche so I might try that. As far as I can tell, ceviche consists of whatever seafood you've got handy soaked in whatever citrus juice you've got with onions, peppers, corn and other new world vegetables you've got and maybe some hot sauce. I'm sure there's some logic, but there are so many variations that anything seems to go. The squash might go into the fried rice or just baked as a side dish.
Finally, there's garlic chives, basil and dill. I should make some pickles with the dill, garlic chives I think will go with the green beans. I'll have to think about the basil. I'm out of tomato sauce so I might make a batch.
More interminably dull details as I start cooking all this stuff.