Well...welcome to my first ever post on a blog. I have absolutely no clue as to what I'm doing here - read at your own risk!
I'd like to share with anyone that is interested, our newfound fascination with organic vegetables. We decided that to do our part to stimulate the economy, we'd spend our government money on a share in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For more info on CSA's check out this link: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/rg/csa/
We bought a share in a local farm, not too far off - they deliver to drop off spots in the area and we get to go pick up our bounty each week. Fresh veggies, fruits, herbs.....whatever is in season at the time. What fun! And we get to try new and different stuff we've never had before.
A few days ago we picked up our first box. A little strange at first, driving up to a stranger's house and creeping into their garage to haul off a box full of goodies. Boy, were we excited...imagine getting all worked up over
some vegetables and stuff?? We came home and checked out our fresh, organic goodies - here's what we got:
Carrots, spring onions, redleaf lettuce, basil, potatoes, baby spinach, swiss chard, radishes and frissee(a type of lettuce).
What fun - everything was fresh and tasty. We had a couple of awesome salads and the carrots were crunchy and sweet. The farm so nicely provides a newsletter in the box, which includes some recipes also. As we were sort of new to swiss chard I decided to make the swiss chard and potato recipe that they included. If you'd like to try it too, here you go:
1 bunch of red or green swiss chard, chopped fine
1 large onion chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
1-2 red or green peppers diced (left these out, peppers and I don't mix!)
1/2 lb. bacon minced before cooking
3 Cups sliced boiled potatoes
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
Heat 2T olive oil in a large skillet. Add bacon, onion, garlic and red pepper. Stir until veggies are cooked through. Then add chopped swiss chard, stir until it wilts, then cover pan and let steam for another 5 minutes. Butter a 9 X 13 inch pan and cover bottom with half the chard mixture. Then layer with half of the potatoes and half the cheese. Top with the rest of the swiss chard mixture, rest of the potatoes and the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
<---This is our dish of swiss chard and potatoes - it was very good! Can't wait until the next box of farm fresh organic edibles....mmmm!