I’m so incredibly thankful right now that I’m road tripping to my friend’s house in Green Bay on Saturday (to run a f**king marathon in 80-f**king degree weather, PLUS 10-20 mph winds! … Deep breath. Composure. I’m good.), and bringing dinner with me.  Because, people, if it weren’t so, I’d be leaving leafy greens at the neighbors’ doorsteps without a note.  Instead of being the anonymous zucchini dumper, I would be the anonymous leafy green leaver. Oh, ugh, that was bad.

Bad alliteration aside, if you haven’t figured it out, I’ve got a cornucopia of green veggies on my hands.

Though they are so very beautiful. And I’m thankful for that, too.

The lettuces will go in an entree salad this evening, tomorrow, on Saturday, and throughout next week until they’re gone.

Young onions will go into the spaghetti sauce I’m making for dinner on Saturday. The rest of them?  No clue… yet.

Radishes will also find their way into salad and on my breakfast plate with a sprinkle of fleur de sel. The greens will be sauteed and combined with my Growing Power scrambled eggs.

Cabbage… maybe cabbage rolls, and/or a mexican slaw with tacos. I’m in need of some inspiration here.  I’m not a Kimchi fan, so don’t even suggest it.

Isn’t this baby pac choi gorgeous?!?

I don’t cook much Asian cuisine, and every other time I’ve  tried to cook pac choi (aka bok choy), I didn’t get it quite right (stem too crunchy, leaves too slimy).  I’ll be scouring the recipe sites and cookbooks for some serious guidance this time around. It’s just too beautiful to mess up.  If you have pac choi expertise or just some fav recipes up your sleeve, please share.

I’ll share what I do with this bounty over the next couple of weeks.  Until then, take 2 minutes to get cozy with Kermit.


After attending the Local Farmers’ Open House at the Urban Ecology Center, where Randy and I are members, I decided that a spring greens and produce share sounded like a fabulous idea. Just a few farms offer spring shares, and I decided to go with High Cross, a well-established farm in Campbellsport. (I will likely go with a different farm for the summer share.)


Is this little baby not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? One of the ram lamb residents of High Cross Farm.

I got in the game a bit late, so instead of four boxes, I’m getting three, and I pick up my first one today!  Yippee!

I’m hoping for some rhubarb along with all the other lovely spring greens.  I have an unhealthy obsession with rhubarb, so you know, I might freak if it’s not in at least one of these boxes.  I actually ruled out a couple of CSA farms only because they don’t grow rhubarb.  So yeah, I’m pretty serious about the stuff.

Anyway, I’m anxious to share what I get in my box (it’s like opening a present!), and what I do with it.  Until then, have a happy hangover week.

According to Bon Appetit magazine, this week is Hangover Week, and these, my friends, are boozy popsicles. Salivate away.