Today we got even MORE stuff than last week, but I traded away my lettuce for a nice cooking green since that seems to be more in line with our eating habits. Don't get me wrong, I love a good salad, but for some reason the cooking greens go first. Our haul today included: chard, bok choy, broccoli rabe, turnips, spinach, scallions, snow peas, eggs, and...oh my, garlic scapes! Quite a mighty bounty for the two of us. We love to cook and eat, but that's a tall order when most of it needs to be eaten in three days or so.
Our plan: we decided to cook more dishes than we normally would each night. So, tonight, we made roasted turnips with garlic, sautéed chard with toasted garlic (2 heads of chard, plus we added in the greens from the turnips) and garlic scape pesto--YUM. Thankfully, there are no vampires living in our apartment, they would not have liked this meal. We served this wonderful lot of veggies with brick chicken (for the Hub) and marinated roasted tofu (for moi). It was all really good, although the pictures were a bit of a disappointment (my attention needed to go to cooking and not photography). Here are a few of the best photos:
garlic scapes, pre-pesto love
Hub's chicken, with turnips, chard and pesto