The downside of festival week is all of the traffic. Hopefully your bins save you a trip to the grocery store this week! This week's line-up:
- Lettuce Mix
- White Turnips
- Bok Choi/ Broccoli
- Snow Peas
- Sugar Snap Peas
Beyond the Bin
- Maple Syrup - $8.00
- Strawberries - $3.50
- Radishes - $2.00
- Rhubarb - $2.00
Recipes for the week:
Roasted Baby Turnips with Parsley-Mustard Vinaigrette
- 1 1/2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 scallion, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 24 baby turnips (2 pounds), stems trimmed to 2 inches
- Preheat the oven to 425°. In a bowl, whisk the vinegar with the mustard, scallion, parsley and 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
- Heat a rimmed baking sheet in the oven. Cut the turnips in half through the stems; quarter them if large. In a large bowl, toss the turnips with the remaining 1/4 cup of oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the turnips on the preheated baking sheet and roast for about 18 minutes, until tender. Transfer the turnips to a platter and let cool. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and serve.
Ginger Snow Peas and Peppers
8 ounces snow peas, stems removed
2 bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Place a steamer basket in a saucepan filled with 1 inch water. Bring to a gentle boil. Add snow peas and bell peppers. Cover, and cook until crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain well
In a serving bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Add snow peas and peppers; toss.
The cherries are beginning to turn red and we are making preparations for the harvest. After last year's disastrous crop failure, it is exciting and relieving to once again see trees heavy with maturing fruit. In the garden, the strawberries are really producing. This would be a great time to get an extra quart in beyond the bin. Strawberries are always a crowd pleaser at 4th of July celebrations!