Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Week's Share-Lots of Peas

The relatively hot dry weather has not been the best growing conditions for the greens (the lettuce is still bitter I am afraid, its a nice addition to a milder salad mix) and it has made all the peas come on at once. This will be the last week for the shelling peas, which have gotten a little less sweet and more starchy. They are perfect for making soups. The great website Culinate has this recipe link for a Coconut Milk, Pea and Spinach Soup. If you do not have any spinach left you can substitute the slightly heartier perpetual spinach in this week's share. Perpetual spinach is actually a tender chard that tastes quite a bit like spinach. The stem is very narrow, so you do not have to remove it from the inside of the leaves.

This week's share has stir fry written all over it, with baby bok choy and snow peas what could be better than the addition of beef or shrimp and a nice ginger sauce, click here for an asian noodle recipe using pac choy and snow peas.

This Week's Share
Lettuce Mix
Shelling Peas
Snow Peas
Snap Peas
Perpetual Spinach
Baby Bok Choy
Asian Turnips
Cilantro, Dill, and Mint

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