WHAT'S IN YOUR BOUNTY BOX
Brussel Sprout Greens (ration)
Broccoli Leaves Galore!
We have lots and they are absolutely delicious so why not? These leaves taste like broccoli crowns but actually have more beta-carotene than any other part of the plant! That means these suckers are packed with Vitamin A, which reduces chances of lung cancer and heart disease, along with strengthening the immune system and aids in healthy skin growth and good vision. The stems are milder and packed with fiber, which is good for digestion. See where we are going with this? They are REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!
These Leaves Are THAT Good….
Packed with protein and vitamins, the broccoli leaves we harvested are delectable sautéed with some grated ginger and garlic, a few squirts of Braggs or soy sauce, salt, pepper, and a squirt of half of a grapefruit. Best way to cut leaves is by wrapping them up and cutting into strips to sautée (wok or sautée pan is best). The swiss chard or bok choy from your box (or both) is best to add to this for a variety of flavor.
Try Them in A Soup- (Utilize Basket with a Simple Veggie Soup)
In a large pot, sauté ½ onion, 2 cloves garlic, 2 carrots and 2-3 stalks of celery (all chopped) along with 2 tomatoes (Romas) and 1 red or Yukon gold potato and in olive or coconut oil until veggies are translucent (or soft/slightly browned). Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then reduce for a simmer for about 20 minutes. Add a can of organic can of white beans (optional). At the very end, add desired amount of kale, chard, and broccoli leaves (the more the better since they shrink when cooked) as well as a pinch of chili flakes, some thyme and/or rosemary (1 tsp.) and broccoli crowns (optional).
Serve with crispy baguette and cheese!
Our Joint Venture with Queenstown Public House
The kids were busy yesterday in club at Washington creating gorgeous masterpieces out of entirely edibles that they planted in whimsical, unique vessels. Queenstown Public House is partnering with the students of Washington for their 1st flower planter competition. Everyone that heads down to Queenstown during the month of April will get to vote on which installation they enjoy most -with all proceeds going to the school.