I Cover The Automat

Bustin’ out (it is June, afterall)
June 28, 2011, 10:18 pm
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Our first CSA pick up was just about two weeks ago, and following a nice weeknight meal here in Brooklyn, the harvest followed us upstate to Coxsackie, keeping us well stocked these past two weekends.


We had a nice early assortment of braising greens, swiss chard, broccoli rabe, and lettuce, along with two zucchini, radishes and salad turnips. And, of course, a few garlic scapes for good measure.

Broccoli rabe on the left; garlic scape pesto on the right

It was a quick and easy one on Montague, with the scapes getting a quick pass through the little Cuisinart to create a nice, assertive pesto. Meanwhile the broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic and tossed with some leftover lamb sausage from Fatoosh takeout. Whole wheat pita for crust. Pecorino and low-fat shredded cheese. Presto!
Lazy morning on Church Street gave me a chance to clean the greens and chard, and get them cooking slowly with some red onion and garlic, finished up with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Lunchtime was still a bit off, and we had some nice herbed chicken sausage to use up, so into the oven….
and back out of the oven for a nice mid-day meal. Here’s the chard/sausage gratin plated:
So, shockingly, the zucchini are still untouched. Sunday night supper it is. Salad is sublime, with delicious leaf lettuce, radishes and turnips, dressed with oil and lemon (one nicked knuckle slicing the radishes with a mini-mandoline type thing makes me remember why knives are so reliable). A quick aioli for garnish, and to bind pan-fried zucchini cakes (shredded, salted and drained squash, panko, and a bit of chopped up leftover chard/sausage from the day before).
Following that, the only thing left to do was to grab a knife (lesson learned) and slice radishes and turnips to go with a wonderful smoked trout dip Maura whipped up this weekend. Apologies for the lack of a photo, but we were beating the clock to get to the neighbors for supper, and the trout dip’s such a winner you’ve either already had it at one of our parties or you’ll have it soon when you come visit.

Our CSA pick-ups start tomorrow.
June 14, 2011, 9:20 am
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I started to clear out the fridge a bit in anticipation, but I’m thinking I’ll try to blog every other week with a report on what we got and what we ate. So, with that, bring on the garlic scapes!
Sweet Pea CSA
2011 CSA farm share in Brooklyn Heights