Watercress

2016 CSA Winter February 6

2016 CSA Winter February 6 Planet Earth Diversified

 

  • Mixed Field Greens
  • Baby Salad Mix
  • Baby Arugula
  • Baby Red Sorrel
  • Baby Green Sorrel
  • Dill
  • Chervil
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Watercress pesto
Watercress

Watercress

Pesto

Pesto

Special for you! Fresh ground watercress pesto…try this as a dollop in the middle of a pureed sorrel soup (add sauté onion) and dab at it with hot toasty French bread (with butter)…um, yum! Will give a nice tone to the crisp flavor of the sorrel by deepening it with earth and pepper textures. Use the tang of the sorrel to your advantage and serve with a side of chopped garden greens…the pesto can shine here, too, just add olive oil or yogurt to create a salad dressing to match. Garnish the soup with your best health oil, i use flax for my mental health, and serve it hot.
Watercress pesto is one of the world’s healthiest foods…from the way we grow the watercress to the way we hand-grind each batch, great care is given to create the most potentiality for taste and nutrition. Known for being a peppery, dark, leafy green that grows with a wet foot along creeks and ditches, we bring it up off the ground and grow it on benches…it cascades over the sides, looking for more footing. This herb brought a happy smile to my face whilst i was hiking high in Western New Mexico…the excruciating altitude change had brought on a massive headache and i sought comfort in shaded wet rocks along a creek run. There, nestled calmly and absolutely was the watercress. What a relief to see such a welcome plant from home! I checked up stream and around about, found the land to be in use for cattle, probably a land management deal, and set about getting a clean cut. That cut was just magnificent. With time, water, watercress and rest, i was able to move onward. We hope that if you find yourself in a place of need or hunger, you will turn to the watercress pesto as a spread for tortillas or pizza instead of store-bought snacks and see how quickly your outlook turns around! To your health and pleasure, always, love, leslie.

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