A Big Head of Lettuce, a Small Head of Bok Choi, It's Nice Getting New Crops to Eat
Last night's dinner made good use of what Spring brings. I thinly sliced about five scallion stalks and sweated them in a mix of butter and olive oil (medium heat). I roughly chopped the leaves and stalks from three beets, added them to the pan. Cracking nine farm eggs, whisking them (with a bit of added olive oil), was enough time for the beet greens to cook. I started the scramble on low heat and then turned the stove to medium high after the curds formed, about five minutes. Then, its a diligent swirl, swirl, swirl, getting the cooked edges to the center. Just before the eggs were finished, and I scramble soft, I shredded a good bit of Wisconsin Fontina style cheese over.
On to the inventory. (Last inventory here)
Herbs - Cilantro
Keeper onions - 3 small ones from our CSA box this week, so we are just fine here.
Scallions (a/k/a green onions; a/k/a spring onions) - None this week, but we have plenty still.
Garlic - Garlic holding out. I love congratulating myself for buying enough garlic to last.
Cabbage - Red head still there!
Carrots - Enough that they can go in the kidz lunches again
Parsnips - The problem with all the parsnips we have, it's like the squash and the cabbage, they seem so winter.
Potatoes - Have not touched them in a week or so, but there's still some,
Apples - Picked up some red delicious and golden delicious for lunches at Caputo's
Lettuce - Big head of leaf lettuce
Burdock root - 1 lb - No change
Beets - We are quite long on beets, about 20
Kale - We were saving one from a previous CSA box; this week we got two big bunches. Now we actually have enough for a decent portion.
Misc - One small one regular head of bok choi
Radishes - A...bunch
Local Pantry - Cheeses (actually low on cheese), yogurt, eggs, noodles, pork, beef, lamb, bacon, granola, grains, milk
We're heading to Madison today for morels, nettles, ramps, herbs. I imagine next week's inventory will be a bit larger.