like joining the gym...

Joining a CSA is a little bit like joining a gym... you are saying to yourself that you are going to be healthy... you are going to take care of yourself.

leave it to me to figure out how to make it bad...

we were told that the first week's take would be light, so i wasnt sure what to expect... when i got there, the take consisted of:
mixed baby greens

salad greens

flat leaf parsley

napa cabbage


garlic scapes - my favorite!

and dill, but i dont have a picture of it cause i somehow lost it between the pickup and my fridge... who knows...

oh, and one little teeny baby squash - but i have NO idea what one would do with this...

ANYWAY - i have a lot of plans for some of it - unfortunately i lost one of the heads of salad greens because i chose badly and it was a little bit rotten (which i think i knew when i picked it up, but the whole thing was a bit crazy and i felt lost and confused so i didnt worry about it too much...)
but those scapes? going to be roasted with asparagus... and made into a pesto recipe that i found online...
the cabbage? will be part of an asian slaw...
herbs? herbed butter, of course...

but tonight i didnt have that kind of motivation - so tonight it was salad...

i went searching for some dressing recipes and happened upon an asian ginger dressing that sounded pretty good...

since it wasnt quite fatty enough, i added some sesame seeds and sticks plus a chunk or 3 of goat cheese...


a great use of those baby and regular greens, i'd say...

sunday night salad
courtesy of me

2 c washed salad greens
1 c washed mixed baby greens
1 oz goat cheese
1/4 c honey roasted and cajun (mixed) sesame sticks
1/4 c asian ginger dressing (below)

toss greens with crumbled goat cheese. Top with sesame sticks and drizzle dressing over the entire thing.

Asian Ginger Dressing
courtesy of Allrecipes.com, minor changes by me

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
3/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp sesame seeds

In a 1 pint glass jar or larger, combine all ingredients.
Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well.
Remove lid, and heat jar in the microwave for 1 minute just to dissolve the honey. Let cool, and shake well before serving.
Store covered in the refrigerator.

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