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CSA Week 1

Welcome to the 2017 CSA season! New this year are weekly posts about what’s in your CSA box and how to store it; also watch for recipe posts that put your produce front and center. On the “Produce Index” page you’ll find the storage advice and recipe links all in one place. Be sure to comment with your own tips and recipes, as well.

In this week’s box:
leeks, lettuce, parsnips, spinach, & spring onions

Storage

Leeks: Trim off the greens (these can be frozen to use in stock) and store in the refrigerator in a bag with roots wrapped in a damp cloth or paper towel.

Lettuce: Keep tightly sealed in a bag in the refrigerator. Don’t wash until ready to use. If it’s been washed already, stick a dry cloth or paper towel in the bag with the lettuce to absorb moisture; if not washed, stick a slightly damp cloth or paper towel in the bag to provide humidity.

Parsnips: Remove tops, since the greens will pull moisture from the roots. Scrub clean and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
One simple dish: Braised parsnips: peel and cut into rounds or sticks; place in a skillet with just enough water to cover the bottom and a knob of butter (maybe also a some minced garlic or shallots); cover and cook over medium heat until almost tender; remove the lid and increase heat to medium-high until the liquid evaporates. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; maybe a squeeze of lemon, too.

Spinach: Keep tightly sealed in a bag in the refrigerator. Don’t wash until ready to use. If it’s been washed already, stick a dry cloth or paper towel in the bag with the lettuce to absorb moisture; if not washed, stick a slightly damp cloth or paper towel in the bag to provide humidity.

Spring Onions: Store in refrigerator in a bag with roots wrapped in a damp cloth or paper towel. Alternatively, for longer storage, place in a glass with roots in water and a plastic bag or dampened cloth bag over the tops (trimmed if desired).

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