Friday, July 18, 2014

Week 5 - CSA Newsletter

Hello members!

This week, you can expect the following vegetables in your share:
  • Broccoli * brocoli
  • Cucumbers * concombres
  • Zucchinis * courgettes
  • Green cabbage * chou
  • Green leaf lettuce * laitue
  • Lettuce mix *  mélange de laitues
  • Onions * oignons
  • Garlic * ail
I apologize for the late newsletter; we had a busy weekend with family visiting on top of the markets.
Broccoli is a versatile vegetable; it can be eaten raw in salad, steamed, stir-fried, roasted or boiled (I'd recommend steaming over boiling so you don't lose all the nutrients to the water.) My favourite way to eat broccoli is roasted with chopped cabbage, then tossed in a creamy mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, honey or maple syrup, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and served with a sprinkle of dried cranberries and toasted nuts.
Broccoli cheddar quiche
Broccoli casserole recipes
More broccoli recipes
Cucumbers are fresh and crisp. Try any of these Martha Stewart cucumber recipes ranging from salads to soups to drinks!
Cucumber and celery salad with tuna
Cucumber ranch dressing
Grilled pork cutlets with watermelon and cucumber salad
Chilled cucumber, basil and mint soup
Cucumber limeade
I can't get enough zucchinis!  Here are more zucchini recipes from Canadian Living magazine.  Cabbage is great raw in salads and coleslaw and also yummy cooked into soups, cabbage rolls and casseroles.  Here are some soup ideas:
Beef and cabbage soup
Cabbage soup
French cabbage soup
And another Cabbage soup!
You have another lettuce head and lettuce leaf mix to try with different salad ideas.  Make it a meal by adding protein, such as chicken, beef, smoked salmon or fresh fish.  The onions are producing nice bulbs now and the greens can still be eaten as well.  Add these and your garlic to any of your recipes for a burst of flavour.
And a quick photo farm update:
No flowers yet but the beans are looking good!
 This week's broccoli!
 Ayla's first baby carrot fresh out of the garden
The carrots are still too small to pick; we'll give it another couple of weeks.
 Beets are delayed this year.
 The potatoes have flowers now!
 The tomatoes have been staked.
Enjoy your culinary adventures this week and don't forget to check the recipe tabs at the top of this website page for more ideas!
Cheers,
Team Luxy

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