The summer produce is enough to make me smile all over. Check out this week's bounty from the farm.
Doesn't it look delicious? Just look - cabbage, kohlrabi, radishes, zucchini, yellow squash, bok choy, kale, collard greens, salad, cucumbers, salad turnips, beets, and even more greens than I can count. But did you get a look at those eggs? Look at the green eggs? Aren't they a hoot? Apparently they come from the Americana hen. I never knew that! I can't wait to taste them. This week I was late picking up my share, so there was plenty of unwanted to claim. I took several bunches of collard greens.
I love to chiffonade the collard greens (after washing them thoroughly and deveining each leaf). I then saute them in some olive oil where I have first sauteed either some diced onions or garlic. I add a little freshly ground salt and pepper and have a wonderful side dish with a rich, slightly bitter taste, that is high on the list of power foods. When they tell you that you're supposed to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, this is what they're talking about people. Give it a try. I also put very finely diced bits of collard greens (or kale or kohlrabi greens) in the boys' food. I dice it so fine that it has the look and feel of fresh parsley. It's good for them and they really don't know they're eating a superfood!
Give it a try. If you're not accustomed to the taste, perhaps you'll try the "parsley replacement" method first.