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1 bag snow peas – certified organic – White Swan Acres
1 bunch radishes – certified organic – Friends Road Organics
1 bunch garlic scapes – certified organic – Orchard View Organics
1 bunch green shallots – certified organic – Shady Brook Organics
1 bunch dandelion greens – certified organic – Hillside Organics
1 head endive – certified organic – Meadow Valley Organics
1 head red leaf lettuce – certified organic – Green Valley Organics
2 heads red oak leaf lettuce – certified organic – Back 40 Ranch
1/2 head of Napa Cabbage shared from the other site host's full share
The photo is of my half share AFTER giving half the dandelion greens, half the endive, 1 head of read leaf lettuce, and 1 head of red oak leaf lettuce to Catlyn when she came over for a dinner of BBQ shredded beef over lettuce. Nearly everything I have been eating has been on a bed of lettuce. Luckily, it's all really good lettuce! The BBQ shredded beef from my winning of U.S. Wellness Meats was GREAT! I loved it so much, I wish I had more. I am tempted to order more knowing the quality of the food and way it is raised, but I do know I can find quality like this with a local farmer. If I was closer to network of farms that this impressive cooperative or did not live in an area with access to exceptional farmers, I would not hesistate to regularly order from them.
This weekend I am making a dish for a Paleo potluck. I do not follow a Paleo diet, but want to participate in the potluck with Catlyn & her CrossFit group. The idea of swearing off potatoes, beans, and grains makes me shake in my boots - I think my love of those foods is imprinted on my Eastern European DNA. I have narrowed it down to two possible dishes:
Almond Date Balls Drizzled with Dark Chocolate
Cucumber & Radish Rounds Topped with Garlic Mint Aioli
I just have to decide if I want to go sweet or savory. Either way, I am sure there will be lots of goodies and new people to meet this weekend. Only once I figure out what I am making, I then have to figure out what to wear! Will the decisions never end?! I think I should mull all this over while a make a cake.