Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 week 3

We are so thankful for the rain showers we got early last week.  We ended up getting about an inch of rain between several showers.  Many local farms didn't get that rain and are still struggling with dry conditions.  

Returning from previous weeks--
Collard Greens
and Romaine

New this week!

Hakurei Turnips- are sweet and mild.  Sometimes called salad turnips these are delicious raw, and take on a whole new flavor and texture when cooked.  Turnip leaves are also edible and taste similar to mustard greens, and make delicious stir-fries and sautés.  Turnip root is high in Vitamin C, and the leaves are high in good source of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium.
To store turnips remove greens and store separately in a plastic bag.  The roots will last several weeks stored in a plastic bag in your crisper drawer.
Hakurei turnips are delicious eaten raw and roasted.  Here is a link to a Turnip Kale frittata.

Lacinato Kale also known as Dinosaur Kale is extremely nutritious.  I enjoy kale in my morning green smoothie.  Click here for a link to a salad recipe that is in my menu plan for the week.

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