this week’s ‘menu’ – CSA begins and Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s a good weekend! Not only is it mother’s day, but we also picked up our first installment of our CSA farm share from Brookwood Farm and our fresh eggs. Oh my, how glorious! Here’s the list of goodies:

  • Nettles
  • Pea tendrils
  • Salad greens
  • Arugula
  • Scallions
  • a few carrots and radishes

And so the fun begins! And if I remember correctly, it was about this time last year that we had our earliest menu together.

The honest truth is that I’ve got my parents visiting this week.  So our menu might read ‘Monday – mom’s choice; Tuesday – mom choice; Wednesday – mom’s choice…’ (thanks, mom!).

But instead of a full menu, I’m just going to tell you what I have planned for the goodies listed above.


Yesterday I took advantage of the stinging nettles to make a nettle pesto. I used this recipe with some minor changes. I never buy pine nuts, but instead use whatever nuts I have at home (sliced almonds this time). Had a dollop of this goodness on my egg this morning. And going to use it for sandwiches today…

Pea tendrils

Planning to do this two ways – Pea shoot and arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette and pea tendrils sauteed in garlic.

We made Moroccan lamb for tonight’s dinner. And last night grilled a whole butterflied chicken. Try that some day. Yowza!

Happy eating and happy mother’s day!

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