Collard Greens

2016 CSA Summer July 9th-Collard Greens

2016 CSA Summer July 9th Collard Greens

  • Sorrel
  • Field Arugula
  • Mixed Field Greens
  • Collard Greens
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Spring Onions
  • Garlic bunch
  • Dill/flowers
  • Poultry Herbs
  • Gold Zucchini
  • New Potatoes
  • Tomatoes

Tomato, freshly dug new potatoes, more edible flowers and a new take on eating collard greens:  Crazy Cajun wraps…Baba Yaga rolls…whatever you call them, they are an easy and quick way to enjoy your collard greens this week.  We took grated ginger, ham, onion, sweet peppers & cardamom,  sprinkled this chopped blend with balsamic then wrapped this in a collard leaf and fastend it with a toothpick. Finished by pouring olive oil around and over top a bit…cooked for 15 mins @ 350..then sat for 5 in cooling oven.

With the herbs and new potatoes a simple oven roast would sufice to enjoy the flavors; coat bite sized cuts of potato in olive oil and chopped poultry herbs on a roll sheet or pan with sides; roast at 325 for 30 minutes or until golden on outside and soft when pierced with a fork.  Chopped onion can be included for a sweet accent to the roasting.  A potato salad from boiled potatoes and onion with dill would make a nice side dish on some of these more warmer evenings.

 collard greens roll prep

collard greens roll prep

Squash blossom harvest

Squash blossom harvest

Tomato, onion, garlic and squash blossoms this week would make for a yummy combo, whether they end up as toppings for pizza or pasta, as ingredients for omelet or quiche, or used as  enhancement for stuffing the blossoms.  This combo is also a great start for “sopa de flor de calabaza”, roughly translated as soup of the squash flowers; a delicacy considering how prickly the plant is.  Enjoy!

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