In This Box: Lacinato Kale, Butterhead Lettuce, Garlic Scapes, Radishes, Sugar Snap Peas, Hakurei Turnips and Cucumbers
Well just like that, the summer produce is here, and I am ready. It was a good long winter and spring of root vegetables and greens, which I love and will continue to eat throughout the summer, but variety is so important to keeping cooks and eaters inspired.
If anyone out there has not yet made the acquaintance of a salad turnip, allow me to introduce you by way of a quote from the Johnny’s seed catalog. This is my preferred method of introduction and one that some of you have, no doubt, seen on this blog before. “Eaten raw, the flavor is sweet and fruity, and the texture crisp and tender. The dark-green, hairless tops are useful raw or lightly cooked with the roots.”
Garlic Scapes are tasty garlic flower buds that are great sautéed, grilled, roasted, made into pesto, or used anywhere you would normally use garlic.
Enjoy these early summer veggies!
The Calliope Crew