Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First fruits!

This week was our first farm pick up.  I got off a little early so the hubs and I could make the trek with G and the kiddos.  It was a beautiful day for a farm trip, sunny, breezy, and about 75 degrees.  We probably could have stayed all afternoon if we weren't ready for dinner.  G and I took a photo of all the spoils before we left so that you could get a taste of just how much we got, even for the first week.  I am hoping to get a photo of all of our share on those weeks later this summer when we get 30 cucumbers or 25 squash. 

Late spring brings us a lot of greens, all in all we got:
spinach, arugula, spring greens salad mix, bok choy, turnips, radishes, kale, squash, lettuce, green onions, and some herbs. 

For the next evening, I made a BLA with a side salad, and homemade honey mustard dressing.  I have been hankering for honey mustart dressing and trying not to buy dressing lately.  I was impressed with the simple recipe: 1/3 c olive oil, 2/3 c honey, 3 T mustard, 1-2 T lemon juice or a vinegar (i used white wine vinegar because it is what I had).  Add a little salt and pepper, wonderful.   

Stay tuned for a Mark Bittman recipe using the arugula. 


  1. The honey mustard dressing sounds yummy. Any special kind of mustard or just regular? We did BLTs tonight with wilted spinach salad on the side. Loving these fresh veggies!

  2. I used regular mustard though I am sure you could use dijon, I am not a fan of dijon though.