Veggie Tips

Your box this week is full of several kinds of nourishing greens.

Bok Choi/Tat Soi/Joi Choi:  You will get one of these in your box. We grow all of these Asian greens and in general, they can be steamed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, or added to dumplings or soups.  The stems are often juicy and crisp — a delightful contrast to the leaves. 

Karanata Kale: This is a cross between red mustard and red kale, one of our favorite greens.

Mizuna: A mild Asian green that can be eaten raw or lightly cooked.

Spaghetti Squash: Also known as vegetable spaghetti, with a mild flavor that pairs well with hearty ragu, curry or bolognese sauce.  Cut the squash in half and bake it face-down at 350°.  You can add a little water to the pan to prevent the squash from drying out.  Once soft (45 minutes or so) you remove it from the shell with a fork.

Salad Mix: This will store the least well of all of the wonderful greens in your box — so you should consider using it first.  We recently purchased a spinner so that we can send you your mix a little bit dryer than in the past.  If it is too wet when you refrigerate it, it doesn’t store as long.