Observation, awareness, understanding. This is what keeps the good food a-growin'.
This morning while I harvested for farm shares, I noticed several red hornets buzzing around the cilantro blooms. It struck me... such giants of the flying insect realm daintily feeding upon delicate cilantro flowers... as an odd sight and compelled me to pause a moment. What at one point in my life would have caused a near panic attack now brought me intrigue. Sitting mere inches from the wasps, I watched them work in peace and felt grateful for their contribution. It made me think... it is easy to fear that which we don't fully understand. And simply because I may fear another does not make the other bad. Balance is necessary for a healthy existence, to create a thriving ecosystem. Perhaps upon closer inspection I may take comfort in that which I once feared. Observation, awareness, understanding.
Farm shares! This week you will find either a big ol' bunch of tendergreen mustard spinach (komatsuma) OR of our final broccoli greens.
And then everyone will find the following in their shares: swiss chard (new!), fennel, Meyer lemons, and sorrel. I would recommend cooking this variety of swiss chard personally. It can be a bit on the bitter side (though it does pair nicely in a salad with the 3 ingredients shown next to the chard), so cooking the greens will sweeten it up a bit.
Finally, these lil' weirdos:
These guys are called Rat's Tail Radish and they are delicious! You'll find them to be tender like green beans so you can use them raw, but they've got the flavor and heat of radish so do be mindful! Things you can do with Rat's Tail Radish...