Tomorrow is my first CSA pickup day with Harmony Valley CSA. I am so excited! Is anyone else doing a CSA this year?
Because I am so excited, I am starting to plan how I am going to use my CSA. Remember, planning is key to use all of your CSA.
Here is what we may get tomorrow:
overwintered spinach (yay!!!)
french breakfast sorrel
Okay, I have to be honest. There are three things that intimidate me: sunchokes, black radishes, and nettles.
Are you supposed to eat nettles? When I did an internet search on nettles, the first site back was How to Cook with Stinging Nettles. They are going to sting me?! This is just plain dangerous.
From a quick perusal, it appears that nettles are greens that go well with pasta and cheese, and I can make pesto with it. Alright, I can handle pesto.
Sunchokes are like supposed to be like potatoes. Both are root vegetables and both can be mashed.
Hmm…maybe a sunchoke, potato, and parsnip mash? That could be good. Hey, if you add some organic ketchup, anything is good, right?
Do you have any suggested dishes for these spring treats?