Thursday, May 3, 2012

People & Planet CSA - May 3, 2012

Favas and Crimson Clover

What's in the box

Favas, Celeriac, Rosa Longa Firenze Onions, Tangerines, Braising Greens,  2 cups Corn Meal,  Cauliflower or Broccoli,  Carrots & Beets, Ottawa Chinese Cabbage, and Flowers.

This weeks special gifts:  Paicines Dijon Mustard and Baked Goods.

Pod, Un-Shelled Bean, Shelled, Cooked Bean

Fava Beans:
Preparation & Handling
  How to Store To store Fava Bean pods, place them in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator right away. The pods will keep for five to seven days in the refrigerator.
Store cooked and peeled Fava Beans in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days at most.
How to Prepare There are three steps to preparing a Fava Bean:
     1.     Removing the beans from the pod.
     2.     Blanching the beans to soften for easy removal of the outer shell.
     3.     Peeling off the outer shell before eating or cooking to end with a bright-green,
soft-scrumptious bean!
Cook beans in a large saucepan in plenty of boiling water until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size of the bean. Drain well and rinse with cold water to cool. Peel outer shell of bean before eating.  They can then be eaten like edamame, or Leo’s favorite...spring garlic & olive oil, lightly sauted and sprinkled with

Post Spider

Following the spider bite, I had more serious complications.  Needless to say, I have barely been able to get out of bed, let alone farm.  This weeks boxes and much of the spring planting have been brought to you by Leo, Zack, Casey, Emily & Julia.  Many thanks to all of you.  The good news is that it looks like I have turned the corner.  My brain is still a bit fuzzy and everyone has spent the week listening to me mix up words and sniggering at me when I say things like, "Can you please put the milk in the dishwasher when you're done?"  The quack says that this too will fade, and Casey found me some brain pills at People & Planet. 

Have a good week and many blessings to all of you.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you've turned the corner- hopefully you keep recovering quickly.

    (Mind you, asking my daughter to put milk in the dishwasher wouldn't be out of the norm for me so maybe I should look into brain pills as well.)