CSA Newsletter_Session 4_Week 3_08/02/12

What’s in the Box this Week?

  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Squash &/or Zucchini
  • Cucumbers for slicing, pickling or cooking
  • Tomatoes: Cherries, saladettes and slicers
  • Beans
  • Basil bagged in your box
  • Edamame (This soy bean is called “Butter Bean”)

If you are not familiar with Edamame you are in for a treat.

First things first:  What is Edamame? 

Edamame is commonly known as a soybean.  Edamame is harvested at the peak of ripeness just before it starts to harden.  Edamame means “Beans on Branches”

In East Asia, the soybean has been used for over two thousand years as a major source of protein.  It is consumed as a snack, vegetable dish, in soups & processed into sweets.

As a snack, the pods are lightly boiled in salted water, and then the seeds are squeezed directly from the pods into the mouth with the fingers.

 Zucchini & Tomatoes with Edamame

 

 

 

Check out these links for additional recipes: http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/zucchini-with-edamame-and-tomatoes/81960f3e-fc70-4ba5-af00-5ad3e55adc04

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/edamame

http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Edamame

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