Posts tagged ‘greens’

July 22, 2013

A mystery green!

Tonight’s dinner got my CSA spidey senses tingling.
A mystery green!


The only instructions: blanch it before you saute.
(Oh, and the usual mystery green disclaimer- “it’s like spinach”.”Spinach” is the vegetable worlds “rattlesnake? it tastes like chicken”.)

Well I ate my mystery green. In this delicious bowl.
Mystery green, blanched then sauteed with leeks, chili flakes, $1 cannellini beans, and $1 gnocchi. Pleasantly, a really tasty meal.

and now, fellow gardeners, food foragers, and csa holders.. can anyone guess what it is? Please comment your guess below!

September 3, 2012

Using up my CSA farm veggies, Part 2 (or taming the mustard green)

Mustard Greens = curled mustard Notes: These are more popular in the South than in the rest of the country. There are red and green varieties, and both have a peppery bite. If the greens are too pungent for your taste, you can tame them by blanching them in salted water. Substitutes: gai choy (less pungent) OR escarole (less pungent) OR kale (less pungent) OR Swiss chard (less pungent) OR spinach (less pungent; cooks more quickly) OR radish greens
From Cook’s Thesaurus (

Did you notice how many times the substitutions are “less pungent”!

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