This week we have some new and exciting items, recipes, and tips for you! Sage and Pak Choi have hit the sharing table and are ready for your dinner table! Check out our new tab, "Our Recipes", on the website navigation bar. There you will learn some fun summery recipes for these items!
Sage is often used in stuffing, but it isn't the holiday season just yet, so it's time to stuff a burger instead of the Thanksgiving turkey! Fresh Sage should last you about 2 weeks, it is a hardy herb with a fuzzy textured leaf. Sage has a savory, slightly peppery flavor. It appears in many pork, sausage, and chicken recipes. It is often paired with onion or lemon. Sage is one of the most popular herbs in the U.S. because of its’ use in stuffing around the holidays!
We also have more tips about keeping your fresh herbs fresh and flavorful. Check out this article “The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs”, they have great instructions and photos. We found it to be a very nice resource!
5 Quick Herb Tips
1). Loosely wrap herbs in a damp paper towel, and then seal in a zip-top plastic bag filled with air. Refrigerate for up to five days, but it is best to use them fresh, as some of them lose their flavor after five days.
2). Store herbs bouquet-style when in bunches: Place, stems down, in a jar with water covering 1 inch of the stem ends, enclose in a large zip-top plastic bag, and change the water every other day. Most herbs will keep for up to a week this way.
3). To revive limp or wilting herbs, trim 1/2 inch off the stems, and place in ice water for a couple of hours.
4). Wash herbs just before using; pat dry with a paper towel.
5). In some cases, heat kills the flavor of fresh herbs, so they're best when added to a dish at the end. Allow the heat to quickly release the flavor of the herbs without wasting it!
What is Pak Choi?
Pak Choi, also known as Bok Choy or Chinese cabbage is a leafy green from the cabbage family. Pak Choi is a traditional Asian ingredient, so is often served with oriental flavors such as soy sauce or lemongrass. The leaves are dark green and the stalks are rigid and white. The stems should be firm to the touch with no limp leaves. To prepare, cut a thick slice from the root to separate the leaves. Rinse and drain. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
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Making Ours, Yours..
Our website and business have a theme that is unique and authentic to who we are at Country Lane Gardens…it is "Our CSA". This week we are posting our favorite item in this CSA share. Our carrot twists are quite the sight! Each week while harvesting fresh, natural produce from our gardens, our CSA members are constantly on our mind. We don't just run this business to make a living on our farm - it is also for the lives of our customers, friends, and even family members who take part in buying shares of “Our CSA”! This week we want to know what you enjoyed most from your CSA share! What made you extra excited to be part of Our CSA? What satisfied your share commitment in our business? Leave a comment on what "Your" favorite item was in this CSA share, so we can continue to make "Our CSA" fit the needs of your family, our customers, and our community! Thank You!!! -CLG
CLG Team News
Weekly news posts about our CSA and Greenhouse! Stay tuned for tips, deals, and upcoming events! Sign-up for our 2018 CSA will begin in January. We will have new information and contract forms available then, To view our current CSA information please see the documents below! Thank You -CLG Team