Tuesday, July 1, 2008

You Can't Beet Those Vitamin Greens

After a hiatus of a few days we got our most recent farm share pickup today. As with the past couple of weeks it was very greens heavy. Here's what we got:

  • 3/4 pound Swiss chard
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1.5 pounds Hakurei turnips
  • 3 beets w/ greens
  • 3/4 pound vitamin greens
  • 4 garlic scapes
  • scallions
  • salad mix
  • 1 pint strawberries

I'm pretty sure they made up "vitamin greens" but then again I was pretty sure they'd made up "garlic scapes" a few weeks back.

I didn't have a great deal of time to cook after returning home around 6:30PM so I threw the beets on the stove to boil while I cleaned up all the greens.

I served the cooked beets over the mixed salad greens and topped with slivered raw almonds and grated parmesan cheese. I drizzled a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sprinkled some grey salt and pepper on top.

The main course was bone-in pork loin chops with the mixed beet and vitamin greens topped with pine nuts and lemon juice. On the side was a baked potato with sour cream and sliced scallions.

Tonight was a race against time. We were able to use up a lot of the nice seasonal greens we got but I'm hoping tomorrow is a little more of a celebration of the foods we got rather than a race to have dinner on the table before we starve to death. Dessert has been a little tricky with such a small amount of fruits coming in. And let's be honest, fruit is not my ideal dessert medium. I'm hoping next week to receive 2-3 pounds of chocolate cake. Now that's something I can work with.


Lisa Marie said...

Vitamin Greens? Whhhhhaaat? I'm pretty sure that isn't a real type of vegetable. Might as well call them "Nutrient Leafs" or "Healthy Things on Stalks" or "Verdant Victuals".

Also I am disappointed I cannot post images in my comments. I was looking forward to posting lolcats that were both hilarious and relevant to the posts.

Lisa Marie said...

That picture with the pork in it reminds me of those gross beef council ads with a landscape made out of beef that say "No appetite has ever gotten lost here"

Jen said...

Yeah, I thought Vitamin Greens sounded suspect as well, although I think there may be a "take-this-and-pass-your-drug-test, stoner" pill called Vitamin Green.

Post the lolcat links!

howie said...

Looks like "Mizuna" to me.