Mustard Greens

2017 CSA Winter February 4th

2017 CSA     Winter February 4th

  • Bag of Arugula
  • Papaya
  • Epazote
  • Thai Basil
  • Chervil
  • Tomatoes
  • Gourmet Cucumber
  • Mix of Peppers Hot! & Mild
  • Chard
  • Mustard Greens
  • Salad Mix
  • Sage

Exotic choices for your greens this week..and something new to explore everyday. Surprise! Don’t throw those ribs away! No im not talking about pork or beef but sweet Red Mustard. These often discarded parts are sweet right now and serve as a luscious replacement for celery stalks. Try it! you just might like it 😉 Of course the leaf is sweetly spiced and serves both the health and palate of the practitioner. I appreciate the ability of red mustard to invigorate me even in the dead of winter. Heats you up as the days chill down, mustard is a wonderful medicine. To save your greens, they can be chopped into zip bags and stored in the freezer to quickly braise in a seasoned pan later. The frozen greens can also be pureed into pestos, soups or sauces. !Note that the small peppers are very hot, and the longer classic chili’s are mild. Use gloves when handling the hot peppers and apply sparingly. And surpirse! There is a cucumber in your share this week! Keep covered in the fridge to extend freshness…Enjoy!