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Here’s a report from my second to last CSA deliviery:

STRAWBERRIES!

I am a gush-o-phobe, so I like my berries frozen. Freezing fruit (and then thawing it slightly) turns it into a delicious, non-gushy treat. To keep the berries separate when frozen, I wash, stem, and half them and then freeze them on a cookie sheet for a few hours before transferring them to a bag.

Frozen fruit also works great for pancakes, muffins, and smoothies. Our smoothie recipe is a banana, a handful or two of frozen fruit, and about a cup of plain yogurt. It usually needs a splash of milk or water, too, to make the mixture liquid enough to blend. So yummy!

Salad fixings and greens

radishes and greens

The radish greens were nice-looking enough that I saved them to sauté. But then I didn’t get around to it, so they ended up in the bucket anyway. (more…)

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So I’ve made a couple of spinach salads now. Thursday night was the best one: Bordeaux spinach, sliced green onions (white ends), sliced daikons, parsley, and salad burnet with a mustard-y vinaigrette. Here’s a pic.

spinachsalad

The salad burnet was really nice addition. I don’t like cucumbers so I was hesitant to try it, but I’m so glad I did. It added a crisp, fresh taste to the mix.

I don’t think the dressing was as important to the salad as the ingredients, but here’s what I’ve been using so far.

Herb-mustard vinaigrette

Mix up

1/8 cup white wine vinegar

1/8 cup white vinegar (I ran out of white wine vinegar.)

3 tbsp water

1 tsp dried herbes de Provence

1 tsp ground mustard

Then add

½ cup canola oil

Mix again, chill, and serve.

You could also add some honey to make it a little sweeter. (But I don’t think the Bordeaux needs it.)

mustardvin

I found this great little beaker for making dressing on clearance at Tuesday Morning. It has recipes on the side, but they seem awfully oily to me.

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