Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CSA 2012 Week 1

Woo Hoo CSA season is here again. and I cannot be happier. Something about the first batch of fresh local organic veggies just gets me into the summer spirit. 
The first weeks pick up at my CSA included:

  • Baby Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Green Onions
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Sugar Snap Peas 
  • Radishes
  • Tarragon

I'm pretty sure we have done the same thing on week one every year. Salad. It is just the right way to appreciate all the beautiful stuff we just brought into the house.

Now as much as I love fresh veggies, I do like some extra protein with my veg and in tonight's meal that role was handled by one of my old stand buys, Coffee Crusted Pork Tenederloins. Without a lot of time for a marinade to really sink in I wanted to add some extra flavor in the form of a dry rub and this pork fit right in.

We also made a quick mustard vinaigrette with rice wine vinegar, olive oil, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley (not csa), dijon mustard, salt, pepper and some sugar. it makes for a nice light dressing that complemented to pork and enhanced the veggies. 
I know I know it's tough to get excited about a salad but when it is the first one of CSA season then I'm pretty jazzed about it.
The mustard greens are likely going to be destined for sandwiches or salad.

Hopefully this will be the kick in the butt I need to get back to writing.