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Waverly Farms CSA 5.10.18 - Weekly and Bi-weekly Members

Posted 5/10/2018 11:31am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

This week's share is for weekly and bi-weekly members. Yay! 

Hello there!  This is Liz, again.  How did you enjoy last week's selections?  Did you try any new recipes?  I'd love to hear from you!  Just reply to this email from Patti, and I will receive your feedback.

We have quite a fabulous box again this week!  Here's what you will receive:

Strawberries!!!  Let's be honest, fresh ripe strawberries are absolutely delicious just as they are!  There are a few ideas above on how to use them, or you could try dipping them in chocolate as a special Mother's Day treat!  However you have them, enjoy the tender juicy deliciousness that local fruit can offer! Ours were nurtured through fall and winter and never trumped up on water or nitrogen like the grocery berries are, so flavor should be superb!

Romaine Lettuce - we have some HOT weather coming up over the weekend, and that lends itself quite well to grilling.  Why not try grilling your Romaine for a tasty dish?  You could top it with some grilled chicken or steak to make it a meal!  https://www.thespruceeats.com/grilled-romaine-hearts-recipe-1375660


Spinach - I made a tasty smoothie last week with some of the spinach we received using Greek yogurt, a frozen banana (when they get too ripe I stick them in the freezer to use later for smoothies or muffins), blueberries, the spinach and some flaxseed.  And of course there is the totally delicious spinach and strawberry salad with almonds that I have mentioned before (I promise I won't recommend that in every email!) and it works especially well since we are getting strawberries!!

Radishes - These would be tasty sliced thin in a salad (it would add crunch atop the grilled romaine above), or you could try something a little unusual and taste this strawberry and radish salad, and use some Romaine in it as well. Store radishes in the fridge on ice for best results.  
http://noteatingoutinny.com/2011/05/14/strawberry-radish-salad-with-balsamic-vinegar/  

Onions - These would be tasty combined with some of the spinach and our amazing eggs for an omelet over the weekend (it is Mother's Day after all!).  One of our members made an omelet the first week that looked divine! You could also use them to flavor some of our meat such as the stew beef or chuck roast if you receive a protein share.  I made a London broil that I had stored in the freezer this week and used last week's onions with tasty results!

Kale/Swiss Chard mix -  We had a make your own salad bar for dinner tonight - this is a concept I like to do especially on balmy evenings when I don't want to warm up the kitchen with the oven.  My kids seem to like it when they have choices and I can also use a bunch of stuff up in one meal.  This evening, we had the lettuce from last week, the kale/chard mix, roast chicken (I swear by this recipe https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/recipe-the-best-whole-chicken-in-a-crock-pot/ ), kidney beans, cucumbers, carrots, bell pepper, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette.  No 2 salads looked alike, and there are 5 of us.  But everyone got some goodness in their bellies!!

Collards - These would be delicious for dinner any night of the week served alongside your favorite protein (but perhaps with the stew beef or chuck roast if you are a protein member!)  https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/collard-greens-recipe-1941102  

Strawberries - Let's be honest, fresh ripe strawberries are absolutely delicious just as they are!  There are a few ideas above on how to use them, or you could try dipping them in chocolate as a special Mother's Day treat!  However you have them, enjoy the tender juicy deliciousness that local fruit can offer!

Protein Share Members

If you receive a protein share, you will enjoy:

Pork Sausage - Waverly Farms sausage is so delicious!  It would be perfect made into small patties and served alongside that spinach and onion omelet!  Hello brunch, here I come!

Stew Beef - I'm going to be totally frank with you and tell you that once this hot weather hits, I rarely fix dishes such as beef stew.  I will most likely squirrel this away for one of those days in early fall when the temperature starts to drop, but if not I have made stew like this many times and it is always delicious with this kind of quality beef.  http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/basic-beef-stew-53688  Here's a pic of one I made not too long ago.

Chuck Roast - Again I'm a big fan of using my crockpot when it's warm out to 1) keep the heat out of the house and 2) make dinnertime easy since the hands-on time to prep the main dish is in the morning).  I found this beef barbacoa recipe that you can use chuck roast with - seems like it would be super tasty https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-barbacoa-beef/  and if you didn't have the chance to use your salsa from last week's box, you could use that on top.  The radishes from the box would be a fun crunchy topping for these too! Yummmm!

Enjoy all the freshness that this week's box has to offer -and again if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out!!

Bon Appetit,

Elizabeth Grinsell


Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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