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Waverly Farms CSA 5/3/18 - Weekly Members Only!

Posted 5/4/2018 10:12am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

This week's share is for Weekly members only.

Ok folks, it’s time for round two for the 2018 CSA season!  Sorry you haven’t heard from me or seen any posts of food I’ve made this week.  The stomach bug made its way to our house so I lost a few days to that, but we are all better and I pledge to share some tantalizing pictures with you this week!!

Here is what your CSA share includes this week:

Lettuce – Obviously there are always tons of combinations for a good salad, but I think this one is particularly tasty (especially if you didn’t have the chance to use the bacon from last week’s share!)  https://natashaskitchen.com/blt-salad-recipe/  You could also add hard boiled eggs to this using our delicious eggs!

Spinach – I mentioned the spinach/strawberry salad combo last week, which is a big spring favorite at my house.  Here’s another idea of how to use the spinach, but for breakfast!  I don’t know about you, but once the warm weather hits (and oh boy do we have some warm temps over the next couple of days!) I don’t crave a warm breakfast like oatmeal.  I want something cool and refreshing.  Frozen fruit would work well for this.  https://natashaskitchen.com/green-smoothie-bowl-recipe/

Collards – My dear friend Kim (and fellow CSA member) shared her favorite collards recipe with me the other day (and she is a true Southerner!), give this a try (another way to use your bacon from last week!)  https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/spicy-collard-greens/

Onions – I have to admit, I start 90% of my cooking with onions and garlic, so what could you NOT use these for is the question?!  Chopped up fine in a salad, sautéed in olive oil with some minced garlic (can’t you just SMELL IT?) and then tossed with the collards or chard….lots of possibilities in this little bundle.

Swiss Chard/Kale Mix – I’m going to try this recipe this week – a different take from my usual saute of onion, garlic and the greens – if you try it, tell me what you think!  Sounds tangy, light and refreshing!  https://alexandracooks.com/2014/08/07/swiss-chard-salad-with-lemon-parmesan-breadcrumbs/

Salsa – We are fortunate to receive a jar of fresh salsa from the pantry this week!  Of course this always goes well with chips and a frozen margarita – perfect in this hot weather and it IS Cinco de Mayo this Saturday– or folded in with ground beef (you will receive some in your box if you opted for protein) and made into tasty tacos!

Protein Share Weekly Members

Pork Chops – I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle with drying out my pork chops, so I am going to try this recipe this week – let me know if you do too!  The key to grass-fed pork is to cook it slightly slower at a lower temperature and for not as long as other pork.  I will post the results on the Waverly Farms Facebook page! https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-perfect-pork-chops-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-194257

Beef Ribs – We are expecting rain this weekend, which lends itself to some cozy crock pot cooking for me.  I think I’ll try a saucy approach to these ribs https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Slow-Cooker-Barbequed-Beef-Ribs-1720541  which would be delicious with the collards as a side dish and perhaps some cornbread or homemade mac and cheese? 

Hamburger – As I mentioned above, this would be a good week to use this for tacos with the salsa, or a homemade queso dip such as this one (can you tell I’m a little excited for Cinco de Mayo?)
https://www.asweetpeachef.com/queso-dip-ground-beef/.  You could even opt for a taco pie if you are looking for that cozy Sunday dinner feeling.  https://www.theseasonedmom.com/taco-pie/

Please let me know if you have any feedback, I’d love to hear your thoughts!  I want you to get the most out of these weekly ideas as possible, I’m here to help!!

Happy cooking!!

Liz Grinsell

and all of your good friends at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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