Basic Salsa

Contributed by Jeff Schiller

2 cups diced tomatoes
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 medium hot pepper, chopped (more to taste; remove seeds for milder heat)
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp lemon/lime juice or vinegar
chopped cilantro, basil, parsley to taste
salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients in bowl and enjoy right away, or let marinate overnight for a fuller flavor. Shelf life: 2 to 3 days, so enjoy quickly with chips, in burritos/wraps, or with avocado and eggs for huevos rancheros.

Cooking Greens

Contributed by Jeff Schiller

Jeff serves up some additional variations on cooking greens. That’s right, any of our hardy greens: kale, kohlrabi, turnip greens, pac choi . . .   Enjoy!

  • Using any coarsely chopped greens and stems, steam until wilted.
  • Take steamer from pot and set greens aside.
  • Add soup bouillon to water, dissolve bouillon fully, and then return greens to the pot.
  • Stir and serve!

And to jazz this up, consider these options:

  1. Before steaming the greens, steam other veggies first. You can try garlic scapes, onions, and later in the season, zucchini. When these have cooked a bit, add the greens as directed above.
  2. Add a hard-boiled egg or two.
  3. Serve the dish over grain or pasta
  4. Season with fresh herbs.

Just Food: The Binder

During distribution you may have noticed a Just Food binder sitting around, chock full of veggie tips and resources. Well, CSA member Russell Tanenbaum has created PDFs of each section of the binder for easy at-home access. Simply click on a section name below to read the info.

Veggie Tip Sheets:
  Table of Contents
  Veggies A-C
  Veggies D-O
  Veggies P-Z
Preservation and Preparation
How to Conduct a Cooking Demonstration
Nutrition Tip Sheets
Resource Directory