Tuesday, March 29, 2011

box day

Box day, and a lovely one, so Ria and I walked over to pick up the box. Last box of the year! I'm looking forward to the new CSA year, although I suspect the first few weeks will still be turnipy. Today: turnips, cabbage, potatoes, zucchini, pickled beans, parsnip, and fresh greens. Ria was disappointed there were no apples: she tried munching on a potato on the way home instead, but settled for carrying the greens.

Ria is working her way through the turnips for lunches, and I'm munching away at carrots and apples, but we still have lots of potatoes and cabbage left from last week.

We had a stodgy potato-based dinner, but the fresh greens tasted *so* good with it. If you're craving green stuff, try sprouting some lentils or other beans (Taproot does this, but they're easy to do on your own). I've made some and am eating them in salads for lunches. You put about 1/4 cup dried lentils in a jar in twice the amount of water overnight. Drain and keep in the jar, covered with cheesecloth or a cloth napkin. Rinse twice daily (this is important both to keep them clean but also to keep them moist). Within a few days they will sprout; when sprouted to your contentment, put them in the fridge and they'll stop growing.

Sprouted lentil salad

2-3 cups sprouted lentils

1 cucumber, chopped small

2-3 green onions, chopped

1 yellow or red pepper, chopped small

1 carrot, chopped small

Herbed dressing

¼ c. vegetable oil

¼ c. white vinegar

3 T mayonnaise

1 T lemon juice

½ tsp Worchestershire sauce

1 T grated Parmesan

1 tsp sugar

¾ tsp dry mustard

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

Salt and pepper

(Store-bought ranch works too.)

Enjoy! -Kathy


  1. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write this blog. We joined the Taproot CSA for the upcoming year and are so excited to start next week!

  2. Great to hear! We love getting the box, and Taproot is great. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.