This week, you will receive the following vegetables at your pickup:
- Peas * Pois
- Baby carrots * Carottes bébé
- Beets * Betteraves
- Swiss chard * Bette à carde
- Lettuce * Laitue
- Garlic scapes * Fleur d'ail
Don't forget to wash your vegetables!
If you ate last week's bag of peas raw in one sitting, this is your chance to cook them up in a stir-fry with garlic scapes, baby carrots, and swiss chard or toss them into a pasta with pesto or a cream sauce. Here are some more ideas for your peas: http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday-Cooking/Seasonal/Spring/Sugar-Snap-Pea/Top.aspx. Baby carrots are also perfect for snacking on raw. Try them sautéed and served whole beside your favourite meat. Beets are on the menu again - delicious, red and full of antioxidants. Try a beet and goat cheese salad like this one: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Beet-Salad-with-Goat-Cheese/Detail.aspx. Swiss chard is a good substitute for spinach. Its dark, leafy greens are great sautéed with garlic and butter, added to omelets, pastas or stir-fries. Lettuce will be in your share every week, giving you the chance to try many types and varieties. Garlic scapes are back again and can be frozen if you still have some left from last week. Here is an interesting scape and swiss chard pesto I'm going to try.
Enjoy your seasonal veggies and have fun cooking! Feel free to post your recipes below. And finally, HAPPY CANADA DAY!