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April, 2013:

On the menu this week: April 22, 2013

The last of the winter spinach - and a healthy crop of nutgrass :(

The last of the winter spinach – and a healthy crop of nutgrass :(

Well, this was it – the last 2013 late winter/early spring veggie delivery. We will take a few weeks off while warm weather crops are getting ready – then we will be calling subscribers to get going again for the summer delivery season!

One of my chores this week will be pulling the rest of this spinach row, harvesting the leaves, throwing the rest to the chickens – then waging war on the nutgrass so that bed can be planted for summer.

On the menu this week: April 22, 2013

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

Spinach

Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

Farm fresh eggs – double

Cilantro

 

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On the menu this week: April 15, 2013

Tomatoes growing! 'Spudakee' is similar to a Sunshine for Dinner favorite, 'Cherokee Purple'

Tomatoes growing! ‘Spudakee’ is similar to a Sunshine for Dinner favorite, ‘Cherokee Purple’

We are approaching our last week of early spring veggie deliveries. We have harvested a lot of the variety that has been growing, like broccoli, cauliflower, and our super-early container grown new potatoes. Nothing left but leafy greens and as the days (and nights) warm up, these plants are rapidly going to seed.

So for this bag, our subscribers got double eggs and a big bunch of whatever leafy greens I could round up. In a few weeks, we will be starting the delivery schedule again. In the meantime, we will be pulling out old winter crops and putting in new summer crops, like tomatoes, squash, and peppers. And eggplant, and basil, and cucumbers, and beans, and…. so many possibilities!

On the menu this week: April 15, 2013

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Parris Island Cos’

Spinach

Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

Farm fresh eggs – double

Cilantro

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On the menu this week: April 8, 2013

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my own mix of swiss chard – I call it ‘Sunshine Mix’

 

On the menu this week: April 8, 2013

  • Green Onions

  • Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

  • Spinach 

  • Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

  • Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

  • New Potatoes ‘Yukon Gold’ 

  • Farm fresh eggs

  • Baby beets and beet greens

  • Cilantro

some veggie bags ready to go out on April 8,2013

some veggie bags ready to go out on April 8,2013

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Recipe: Kale with Smoked Sausage

kale with smoked sausage

kale with smoked sausage

Recipe: Kale with Smoked Sausage

It’s a stretch to call this a “recipe” but nonetheless here it is.

Ingredients

Kale

Salt

Smoked sausage

Wash and coarsely chop the kale, set aside.  Slice the sausage and fry in a medium hot pan until it begins to brown. Take the sausage out of the pan and set aside. Add the kale to the pan and saute until it wilts down and gets tender. Put in a pinch of salt. Add a couple tablespoons of water if you need it, but not too much – this dish is not juicy. When kale is done to your taste then add the sausage back to the pan with the kale. Continue to stir and toss the kale and sausage around until everything is piping hot. Enjoy!

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On the menu this week: April 1, 2013

new potatoes and lettuce

new potatoes and lettuce

On the menu this week – April 1, 2013

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

Spinach

Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

New Potatoes ‘Yukon Gold’ and ‘Red Pontiac’

Farm fresh eggs

Baby beets and beet greens

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