What’s In Your Easter Basket?
This Weeks Share Includes:
Panisse Lettuce- Tender and delicate, this lettuce is the ideal ingredient for a spring salad tossed with a light salad dressing.
Rainbow Carrots- These vivid and colorful rainbow carrots are as tasty as they are beautiful, they make for a great Easter decoration or use them as an edible display with your favorite dip.
Green Cabbage- Unfortunately we had a last minute change from Napa Cabbage (pictured) to Green Cabbage. Sorry, But HEY, now you can make coleslaw for Easter Brunch.
Collard Greens- “Mother Nature’s tortillas”- Most people boil these leafy greens to get them soft and tender but i challenge you to try collards another way:
Collard Green Wraps- Wakethewolves.com
Now, like most dark leafy greens, these can taste bitter, so the tricks are:
1. Blanche the leaves to tone them down a bit (and make them more pliable)
2. Use a spread (like hummus, kale pesto, or guac) to add flavor to every bite
Add whatever you lil heart desires.. and then..
3. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper before you close them up -Wakethewolves.com
Scallions/Green Onions- Scallions are great for garnishing dishes as well as mixed with cream cheese and rolled up in a tortilla to make the perfect party hor d’oeuvres: Cream Cheese, Spinach and Bacon Pinwheels.
Watermelon Radish- This bright and beautiful radish will liven up any ol’ chopped salad, try it in slaw or simply slice it and serve it alongside your rainbow carrots on a colorful inviting crudite plate.
Purple Kohlrabi- Don’t be intimidated by this purple, giant alien form of a vegetable. It is healthy, easy to cook, and is packed with large amounts of cancer fighting antioxidants. Kohlrabi has the texture of a radish and the sweetness of jicama, with a slight hint of broccoli. Although the outermost layer of skin is edible, most people find it too rough and prefer it peeled. In cooked dishes, prepare it how you would prepare a potato; roast it, bake it, put cheese on it (adding cheese to anything is always a good option). In raw form, use it like you would broccoli; slice it thin, or shred it into little matchsticks and add it to salads or slaw.
Strawberries- Hosting or attending an Easter Brunch? Try this Sunflower Strawberry Salad Recipe, for a very easy twist to the ordinary fruit salad. Your friends and family will love it.
Easter wouldn’t be the same without some delicious Carrot Cake. I hope you saved all those carrots you’ve been receiving and stockpiling for the past few weeks…
Cardamom Spiced Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting.