Check out the color on that green garlic from Tecolote Farm! This variety of garlic is called “German Red” because of the ruddy hue of the bulbs, and it has a sweet, hot flavor that’s perfect for spicing things up in the springtime. The green parts of the garlic are used in a few of the recipes I’m cooking this week, but I plan to pickle the cloves with some arbol chiles. Yum!!
Here’s what else I’m cooking this week:
Meal one: The beets from Gundermann Acres are pretty small, but they’re attached to a luscious bunch of greens. Use both in this recipe for Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza.
Meal two: Pasta with Broccoli, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Parmesan Cheese looks like a quick and tasty way to knock out a lot of veggies in one dish. Depending on when your delivery day is, you may get basil instead of spearmint from My Father’s Farm. If you’re lucky enough to get some basil, by all means– slice it and add it in this dish! Get the freshest flavor by adding it during the final step of the recipe.
Meal three: If you get mint instead of basil, try pairing it with grapefruit and honey in Bobby Flay’s Grapefruit Mint Salad. In the spirit of Bobby Flay, I’ll be breaking out the grill to make a Grilled Kale Salad and Grilled Garlic Bread to serve alongside.
Meal four: The pac choi from My Father’s Farm is BIG, plenty big enough to serve as a main dish for two people almost on its own. I’ll be using it instead of Bok Choy in this recipe for Glazed Tofu with Bok Choy. I’ll slice the stems of the green garlic from Tecolote Farms and use those in place of garlic cloves in the recipe.
All we’re left with now is oranges. The ones we’ve been getting from G&S Groves are super sweet and very ripe when they arrive, so I’ve taken to slicing them as soon as I unpack the Local Box. I freeze the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and then store them in a plastic bag in the freezer. Adding these frozen orange slices to my post-workout water bottle is a great way to perk up the taste of the water, and replenish electrolytes. Give it a try!