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CSA Week Four/Five June 20, 2011

Filed under: CSA,Meals — Vivid Greens @ 6:30 pm

We got a nice assortment of greens in the fourth week of our CSA.  Kale, spring greens, english peas, and these pretty green twirly things that turned out to be garlic scapes.

The blossom part cooks up nicely and I was happily throwing them in omelets, beans and greens last week with no ill effects.  Fortunately a good friend cooked dinner for me on Thursday, and she was making me a veggie bowl with scapes!

Then last week our CSA brought us radishes, cabbage, red lettuce, red onions, and english peas.  I’ve been eating veggies all week.  I’m looking for a good summer cabbage recipe, if any of you have ideas.


Homemade Tabbouleh June 10, 2011

Filed under: Green Scene,Recipes,Speedy — Vivid Greens @ 9:35 pm

Wow, I can’t believe that I had never made tabbouleh at home before!  I love eating it out and I guess I just thought that there would be something complicated behind such a tasty dish.  Not at all.


1/2 cup bulgur

2 c of chopped parsley

2 tbs mint

1/3 lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

tomato chopped


First you need to put the bulgur in a pot of hot water and cover it.

Let it soak for about 20 minutes while you prep the other parts of the salad.

 Next chop the herbs and juice your lemon.

Combine all the ingredients except the bulgur and taste.  Adjust the lemon juice, salt and pepper to suit your preferences.

Finally, add the bulgur and enjoy!


Summer CSA – Week Three June 3, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vivid Greens @ 9:13 pm

This week the sugar snap peas stole my heart.  Yum.  I devoured half of them before I could even snap a picture.

Our box was full of greens yesterday.  We got a lot of bok choy, lettuce, broccoli, green onions, one baby squash and a good sized zucchini.  I see some salads, stir-frys and a loaf of zucchini bread in my future.

This week we had a good run of home made meals.  Nothing too out of the ordinary, but they were good none the less!

Early in the week I made red lentils and kale with fried onions.  This was a quick and tasty dinner that made great leftovers for lunch at work.

I couldn’t resist making vegan pancakes and topping them with the fresh strawberries we got last week. They were so bright and tasty.

Finally, I made a little broccoli quiche last night using my basic quiche recipe.  I added a little goat cheese and some sliced tomatoes just for fun.

I will admit that I’ve gotten a little bit behind in the past week, the greens are beginning to pile up in the fridge.  I’m thinking lots of green smoothies will be our solution!