Saturday, June 20, 2009

New CSA Box

So we picked up our new CSA box from Harmony Valley Farms, and much to our delight, we got the first Strawberries of the season... We love them with a touch of sugar and Balsamic Vinegar, but I want to try this recipe.

Here is the rest of the contents...
Red leaf lettuce
Red radish
Garlic scapes
Salad mix
Napa cabbage
Red Komatsuna

Dear wife made this fantastic Potato Au Gratin with some potatoes we had laying around, and added the garlic scapes, the scallions and used the rest of the Cheddar we got in the Cheese CSA last week.

In other news, our garden is starting to show some life!

A few tomatoes starting to grow...

And a couple of the peas that are starting to form...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Radishes with salt and butter

Have you tried this yet? I first heard about it from watching Anthony Bourdain and I've been wanting to try it ever since. We got French Breakfast Radishes in our CSA box this week and I decided this would be the perfect excuse to try this recipe. Just slice your radishes into thin rounds, sprinkle with sea salt, spread good butter on some high quality french bread and enjoy. We toasted the bread on the grill first and the crunch of the bread and radishes went beautifully with the creaminess of the butter.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another really cool place to take your kids

My husband discovered the coolest park totally by accident. He'd been itching to take the kids and I for days. So, we picked up some sammies from Nelson Cheese and Deli and then let the kids run wild at the Treasure Island playground between Hamline and Snelling in the Highland Park area. They have a drinking fountain, a port-a-potty, (all very important amenities when you're towing 2 small children) some picnic tables and plenty of shaded area so it's a great place to take lunch and set up camp for a couple of hours. Which is exactly what we did! Enjoy the photos!