Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bok Choi, Kale, Swiss Chard, Something that is not Swiss Chard...or Kale, Collard Greens

We are in our 5th of 15 weeks that we will be getting veggies grown and picked speccially for us by a local farmer. So far its been an adventure. The first week I had to google each item in the list of that week's produce and compare it to what I held in my hand. Sometimes I got it right - but leafy greens look a lot like leafy greens, so sometimes I didn't.

So I google my food, then google a recipe to cook it and most of the time (unless I mis-identified) the recipes were really good. I believe we will add bok choi and collard greens to our list of veggies-we-like-that-are-not-peas-and-corn. I'll get back to you on the kale - I ended up freezing it because all the recipes I found that looked yummy were for creamy potato soup and at 82 degrees with 75 percent humidity soup (particularly making it) sounds beyond horrible.

I am glad that as the season progresses we are getting more and more veggies that I recognize, like corn-on-the-cob. Mmmmmmm. Oh yes, and zucchini.

Bok Choi with Shrimp Stir-Fry

Curry with ... I forgot which veggie I used

7 comments:

Maria said...

That IS an adventure! I'm very impressed with you! (But I am concerned that the people giving you the vegetables are not identifying them for you...interesting.) :)

Brent and Tracie said...

Wow. For someone who things tomatoes are the consistency of goldfish it is brave of you to try new things. I can't wait to get in touch again and find out how this adventure began.

Laura said...

Look at you go! Those look really yummy, *when* I come to visit you will have to cook some yummy food stuffs for me!

Crystal said...

aren't you just the adventerous cook :)

Mattsmom said...

Holy cow that is AWESOME! I have never ventured into the world of Bok Choi...and I am not entirely sure I would know what to do with it if I did!

indeazgirl said...

These look beautiful! How awesome! Oprah has a kale recipe that is really easy I should throw up here. I'm so excited about your fresh veggies with you. I like Bok Choy a lot. I will look for a recipe with that for you, too!

Curtis&Mindy said...

DId you MAKE that!?!? wow, that looks amazing!