When I picked up my CSA share on Monday, it became apparent that this was Salad Week (Ding! Ding! Ding!: the opposite of Shark Week!) I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I got big bags of spinach, arugula, romaine, and kale. I also got a head of green lettuce, a bunch of radishes, a bunch of spring onions, a bunch of swiss chard, and a couple potatoes, all for only $15. Absolutely mind-boggling. If you look closely, you can see the bottom of the sprouted tofu pack, and the bottom of the pan of steeping nettles in the picture directly below. Isn't that exciting? I'm trying to show how the CSA turned my fridge into a jungle, but I fear the pictures aren't that clear.
Are you having Salad Week at your house? For locavores, this is the season to eat those fresh, tender greens till you can't stand it anymore! When it heats up for good, they'll be gone till fall! What are your favorite ways of sprucing up a salad, or making an indulgent meal a little healthier (ala black bean nachos without too much cheese)? Think you'll serve any of these dishes in your house this week? I definitely recomend it!
Happy Spring! You can join that fabulous CSA: just go to the Union Square Farmers' Market on Monday, and stop by Central Valley Farm's stall! It's pay-as-you-go, and you can always take a week off if you'll be out of town. When the season gets in full swing and the share gets even bigger (yes, that's possible), the price goes up to $20 a week. If anything, it's an even better value.
Nom nom nom...