THE BEET : VOLUME 13, ISSUE 8
In this week’s BEET:
- This week's share
- Letter from Ted
- Milk Not Jails, Live Order!
CSA Pickup Today 5-7:30pm
PS 56 at Gates and Downing (enter on Downing)
This Week's Share
Bok Choy, Purple Kale or Yukina Savoy
Sweet Yellow Onions
Sweet Corn or Snap Beans
Fruit shareholders will be getting Yonder Farm’s peaches (Tuesday) and blueberries (Thursday).
REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE!
The annual Open House at Windflower Farm: Weekend of August 23-24
All CSA members are invited!
Having a BBQ? A picnic? These little appetizers will wow your guests every time. I have been making these for years, and they are always the first empty plate!
PESTO WRAPS (from The Raw Truth, by Jeremy A. Safron)
- 3 large zucchini, peeled
- pinch of sea salt
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 cups walnuts
- 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 heaping tablespoon red miso
- 2 tomatoes, cubed
- chopped fresh basil for garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, or mandolin, cut thin, wide strips lengthwise down the zucchini. Place zucchini strips in a bowl, cover with water, add the sea salt and lemon juice, and soak for 2 hours, or until they taste clean (not starchy). Drain, rinse, and drain again.
To prepare pesto, place the walnuts, basil leaves, and garlic in a homogenizing juicer or food processor to create an oily paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and stir in the red miso (white miso would be all right to, if you happen to have it on hand).
To prepare each wrap, lay a zucchini strip flat on the workspace. Drop a teaspoon of pesto in the center of the zucchini strip. Press a small piece of tomato into the pesto. Fold, or roll up the zucchini strip. Secure the wrap/roll with a toothpick, or place it seam side down on a serving plate. Serve garnished with the chopped basil.
MILK NOT JAILS LIVE ORDER FORM:
Order chevre, kefir and Tonjes Dairy's farmer cheese and more ala carte to your CSA!
Deadline to place your order is August 4th at 8pm. We'll deliver your farm-fresh dairy to your CSA pick-up the week of August 11th. This year, we've added some Catskill creameries that make beautiful cheeses and ferments you cannot find anywhere else in NYC! And this month we're excited to have some new items from Tonjes Dairy, home to our amazing whole milk. We'll be adding more items throughout the season, so please let us know what your hungry for and we'll work with our dairy farmer network to find it! Click here for more info.
The Milk Not Jails Team