I hope this blog post finds you well and enjoying the holiday weekend. It's been rul hot as of late, so I'm hoping that those plentiful greens from last week have come in handy for some non-cook dinners and lunches that keep the house cool. In addition to, you know.. things like keeping that eyesight sharp, heart healthy, and giving those free-radicals a round-house kick to the face!
I'm not going to pretend that I didn't have to google 'Ride or Die' before including it in my blog title- cause I've seen it thrown around, and the context that I was getting is that it is a good thing. Come to find, it actually means someone who woks (puns!) the road of life with you through thick and thin. In addition to the cool (in my opinion) way it sounds, it also is a very accurate description of the place that stir-fry has in my weekly meal plan during the early CSA season.
Whenever I have a boatload of veggies, but am pretty low on some other staples in my fridge- stir fry is always there for a quick, delicious, filling meal that doesn't require many additional ingredients that I wouldn't already have in my pantry. I simply make a quick stir-fry sauce, prep my veggies, make a little magic happen with the vegetables I've selected, and serve with rice or whatever grain I happen to have in my fridge at the moment and magically a meal (or two, or three) enters my life like an adorable, funny, food-loving gingery craft-beer makin' man of my dreams (Hi Chris!).
But.. enough about me.. Let's get to it, shall we?!
In this week's CSA Share:
- Leaf Lettuce
- Romaine Lettuce
- Baby Carrots
- Green Onions
- Pac Choi
Cardinals Cocktail To Go: TBA
Remember to bring those insulated coolers with you (if you took them with you in the first place) and switch them out for a new one full with veggies this week!
As always let me know if you have any questions or need ideas on how to prepare your bounty. There have been a few questions on using kohlrabi to which I would happily respond with this recipe, or this one, or this one. Also, pickled radishes are the perfect compliment to any jar salad that you might be making to get through those big-ole lettuces.