I had my first CSA pick up after work today. Thomas and I signed up for a small share with the all-organic Helsing Junction Farm in Washington. I do love my Farmer's Market trips, but I wanted try out a CSA and have the fun of being surprised with the weekly variety.
Straight from the farm, for dinner:
I made a stir fry with a lot of fresh garlic, olive oil, baby carrots, spinach, arugula, garlic scapes and some carrot top. I've had them before but I had forgotten how delicious garlic scapes/tops were!
This was served with organic wild rice, Vegan with a Vengeance garlicky tahini sauce and a couple fresh strawberries. If you have access to organic strawberries over conventional, please try them, there is unprecedented sweetness. For the curious, a main reason I love Portland is the access to amazing local and organic produce - at reasonable prices.
The total share:I polished off a bottle of Soy Vay sauce with these stir fried tofu cubes. They surround fried rice with broccoli, carrots and spinach. The chopsticks were a gift from Thomas~
I never liked fried rice until I started making it at home.
We had a 2 for 1 coupon and a recommendation for brunch at No Fish! Go Fish!
I had the vegan scramble - local seasonal vegetables, fried housemade polenta cubes, tofu and a side of cornbread. This plus a fresh mimosa and some hot sauce was a pleasant weekend back brunch.