This Week’s Share: Week 7

This Week’s Share:

Individual Shares Choose 6

  • Kale : White Russian or Lacinato
  • Baby Red Onions
  • Greek Oregano
  • Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
  • Bok Choi or Pak Choi- These Chinese cabbages are are mild and sweet and packed with calcium. They are an awesome addition to any stir fry.
  • Blue Hybrid Napa Cabbage
  • Red Deer Tongue or Merlot Lettuce
  • Purslane
  • Escarole

This Week’s Extras: Forellenschluss Lettuce and Flowers

Do-It-Yourself Kimchi

Judging by the search results on his Midtown Lunch blog, Hells Kitchen CSA member Zach Brooks has eaten a lot of kimchi. But what if you craved this pungent Korean sidedish and couldn’t get to midtown Manhattan for lunch? Could you make it yourself at home?

Yup, and the Napa cabbage in the Week 6 distribution is your starting point. Kimchi is essentially a product of pickling, and as pickles go, it is fairly easy to do. A bit of saltiness, a lot of spice and garlic, and you are well on your way to good kimchi. Epicurious has several recipes for kimchi in these search results and a few interesting ways to use it.

Kimchi has a long history in Korean cooking and a few years back, researchers at the Food Safety Research Division of the Korea Food Research Institute found that it did a pretty effective job of killing off salmonella, staphylococcus, vibrio germs and E.coli bacteria. Sounds like a pretty good trade-off for the bad case of garlic breath that you’ll have if you eat too much.

Week 6 Distribution!

Here’s what to look forward to in this week’s Share:

  • Black Seeded Simpson– A mild sweet loose leaf lettuce with beautiful light green curly leaves.
  • Red Deer Tongue Lettuce
  • Forellenschluss Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Yellow Baby Onions
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Mixed Greens (Amaranth + Lambsquarter)
  • Napa Cabbage- Super crisp and mild this Chinese cabbage makes perfect coleslaw and stirfry.
  • Purslane- A citrusy somewhat astringent green, purslane packs a lemony punch to any salad. Purslane contains more omega 3 fatty acids than any other vegetable.