This summer, I bought a share in a local farm. Every Thursday, I pick up my share of vegetables, which they deliver to Manhattan. This past Thursday, I got my first delivery. I could barely contain myself all day. The people involved could not have been friendlier. And the person in charge was just wonderful.
Included in this delivery were a salad mix, some red leaf lettuce, braising greens, turnips, radishes, broccoli rabe, scallions, arugula, sorrel, parsley, and cilantro. Check it out above.
On Thursday night, I sauteed the turnip and radish greens with some leeks and vegan sausage. It was delish!!! Especially on top of some Israeli cous cous. I've also made some fresh salsa (with some cilantro & some scallion), a dairy-less potato and arugula salad, a turnip & cilantro salad, and a mung bean stew that included some radishes, the sorrel & parsley. Needless to say, I am excited.
I can't wait to saute the broccoli rabe and toss it with some whole wheat pasta and pecorino romano (one of the few instances I will have dairy). The lettuces are so deliciously sweet that we are just having them with a squeeze of lemon and some good olive oil. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the braising greens. I'm sure I will figure something out.
I can't wait for my next delivery. This may just be the inspiration I've been looking for. Later.