CSA 2014: Week 2 + Asian Vinaigrette

CSA 2014: Week 2

It’s summer! Lovely strawberries and garlic scapes found their way into our share this week and I’m ecstatic. Garlic scapes on pizza is one of my favorite toppings.  I’ll probably eat each and every strawberry right off the stem because they are fragrant and perfect.

This week we received asparagus, red fire lettuce, french breakfast radishes, garlic scapes, dinosaur kale and strawberries.

Today Marc and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. WHAAT? I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around that number, but it’s true. Marrying him continues to be the best decision I’ve ever made. We go together like fresh bread and European butter. I bought the bouquet below at the farmers market and it just seemed necessary to have beautiful flowers in the house to celebrate. I didn’t even give Marc a chance to buy any, but how could I resist this gorgeous bouquet?

CSA 2014: Week 2

I made a big salad for dinner last night with a quick Asian vinaigrette and a side of organic sweet cherries. The dressing turned out so well, I needed to share it with you. I have some sliced radishes in there that you can’t see, but carrots, cucumbers or your favorite crunchy vegetables would be great in this salad.

CSA 2014: Week 2 + Asian Vinaigrette

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  1. Happiest anniversary, Nicole + Marc! I love the European butter + bread analogy. I also love when strawberries come in those wooden barquettes.

    • Thank you, Noelle! I’m glad you loved the analogy, it’s the best combination I can think of 🙂 As if fruit wasn’t pretty enough on its own, they present them in those little crates and then they’re irresistible, right?

  2. YUM. Asian vinaigrette sounds like it needs to be a staple for my summer kitchen!! Delicious. What is “Dinosaur Kale” ? that bouquet of flowers looks beautiful! I brought some to a friend the other day who’s having some relationship problems-Peonies, she loved them! 🙂

    CONGRATS on your anniversary! Ten is a long time 🙂

    • Hi Amber! You might know dinosaur kale by one of its other names, lacinato or Tuscan kale. It’s flat and darker than your typical curly green kale. It’s great in salads or used for for crispy kale chips. Peonies always brighten the mood, good choice 🙂 Thank you! Ten IS a long time. Hard to believe, really!

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