We got kale (I think) in the Bellfield bag, and after two nights of that, friends with a garden gave us a bag of chard, and my partner (who never complains about what I cook, I should add) is not really looking forward to a third night. As I've already been offered MORE chard, I wondered if anyone had any suggestions. Yeah, I can surf the net more, but it's nicer if people offer things they like. :)
Here's what's been done so far:
Night 1: steamed, served with lemon juice
Night 2: stir-fried with chopped chestnuts, garlic & onion
Night 3: going to try this spinach and potato curry
Nobody ever posts on here anymore...
Anyway I have found a couple of good using-up methods recently that I thought I should share.
Cabbage --> coleslaw, waldorf salad (wash off mud first) - best with caesar dressing.
Swede --> stir fry. No, really - cut it into thin little sticks like carrot and make sure it steams all the way through. Especially good if you use oyster sauce. Also good - excess lettuce, pretending to be pak choi.
So, tonight I stumbled on another creative way to use up random veggies: tempura!
A basic recipe that we use is at eat Japan
Tonight's tempura included carrots, mang tout, green beans, turnip, mushrooms, and some random squash that i thought was kabocha
but was white in the middle, so no idea what it was!
I also wanted to stick some beetroot in there, but we already had TONS of chopped veggies at that point, so I didn't bother. My husband wanted brocoli, but we didn't have any.
more veggie ideas here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempura
If you're a) in Scotland (or even if you just visit occasionally) and b) are interested in vegetarianism/veganism, please check out veggie_scotland
I've linked to this comm in its userinfo, so maybe there will be a few new members over here, too.
We got something in the organic bags this week that looks like purple sprouting broccoli, but the broccoli bits are yellow. We cannot figure out what it is. Google isn't helping. Could it be broccolini?
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007, 11:10 am
zil: (no subject)
Hmmm... this community is kind of quiet, but maybe enough people are paying attention that you can still give me some good advice. I keep getting salad mix in my boxes, and I am so tired of salad.... With the weather changing I find myself seeking out more comfort foods and cold salad just doesn't appeal so much anymore.
I've done the warm goat cheese idea (extremely delicious, but goat cheese is so expensive here!) and tried throwing in things like chicken and almonds, but I feel like I'm out of ideas. Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with salad mix? Maybe something to make it feel a little more substantial?
I just found a really good way to get rid of a large mound of spinach, chard or beetroot greens, in the old vegetable book that lives in my house.
You need the greens, half that weight of mushrooms, a clove of garlic, butter, oil, breadcrumbs, grated cheese, and egg yolk. 3 egg yolks does enough for 1 kg of greens (!) and that volume barely fills a 4-person casserole dish. It shrinks a LOT.( MethodCollapse )
Two stalks (?) arrived in the Bellfield bags and I dunno what to do with them. I've never particularly liked rhubarb in pies and thus never attempted to include it in anything else. However, as I'm cooking for 5-6 tomorrow night, I don't mind experimenting as I'll have guinea pigs, so any easy recipes welcomed.