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Oh. Mah. Lourdes. The produce this week is beyond beautiful. Just look at this stuff!

well, don't look at the toaster oven or the knives or the bag of scones on the toaster oven...the CSA share didn't include those

well, don't look at the filthy toaster oven or the knives or the bag of scones on the filthy toaster oven...the CSA share didn't include those

We got: magnificent purple kale

010PEAS!!!!!!

There is nothing in the world like a pea fresh out of its pod

There is nothing in the world like a pea fresh out of its pod

Bok choy

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and, saving the best for last, garlic scapes and beets!!!

014(there’s also some spinach and lettuce in there). Aren’t those scapes amazing? I’ve been dying to try them since I heard about them a year ago but never had a chance til now. I love their smell, their little curlicues, their subtle garlicky taste…heaven! I’m also in love with the color of those beets on the right. I can’t wait to roast them up!

I’m afraid that dinners on CSA delivery nights will be a bit boring – by the time we get our haul home, call up our CSA partners and split it all up, we’re usually starving and just want something simple.  Tonight we scrambled up some eggs (sound familiar?) with a few of the scapes, some of the spinach, and some parmesan. It was AWESOME. If you haven’t tried scapes yet, get thee to a farmer’s market asap!

We also welcomed a few ladybugs, slugs, worms, and aphids into our home. Yes, there is a downside to farm fresh organic food, but it’s a downside I’m willing to deal with (even if I have to deal with the slugs because T has a pathological fear).

Question: How do you deal with washing and storing your greens? We’re getting so many leafy greens in our CSAs, which is awesome, but I’ve always found them difficult to clean. Is it worth investing in a salad spinner? Or should I stick to washing a portion each time I want to eat them and trying pathetically to dry them in clean dishtowels?

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