It's spring. It's warm. And the fresh fruits and veggies from Snow's Bend Farm have finally started arriving.
Did I mention how glad I was that winter was over?
In our FIRST delivery of the season, we have:
- Salad Mix
What will the bakery do with these?
Salad Mix. Onions. These will make our delicious chicken salad sandwiches even better. The green bit of the onions will go (along with baked chicken breasts, celery, mayonaise, salt and pepper) into the chicken salad. The salad mix will garnish the sandwiches. The white parts of the onion will be sliced thin for next week's pizzas (goes well with sliced kale).
Radishes. Carrots. These will be sliced thin or shredded and added to next week's Asian Slaw Salad. We'll pick up some kale and cilantro from the Farmer's Market. Plus some cabbage from one of the local markets. We add a variety of winter greens and root vegetables, plus some sliced almonds to our slaw salads. They are typically dressed with an asian style dressing (ginger, soy, sesame oil, etc.) and fresh orange segments.
Strawberries. There were only two baskets this week. We might just devour them straight off. Or, with a lot of discipline, we'll cook them a bit in syrup, and make some Farmer's Market Strawberry Gelato (which is what we call strawberry gelato made from fresh local farm strawberries -- and not fresh strawberries from California or Florida).