What’s in the Box?

Hello, my name is Darius Vojdani. I am currently enrolled in the Sustainable Agriculture program and have the pleasure to work on the student farm for my co-op.

With the start of the fall season, the CSA boxes are now in full swing. This week’s CSA box contains some really great items.

Here’s what’s in this week’s box:

  • French breakfast raddishes
    Shanghai (right) and Prize (left)

    Shanghai (right) and Prize (left)

    Sweet bell peppers and french breakfast raddishes

    Sweet bell peppers and french breakfast raddishes

  • Mix of peppers
    • Sweet bell
    • Lipstick
    • Poblano
  • Bok choy
    • Shanghai (smaller)
    • Prize (bigger)

For those that may not know quite how to prepare the two kinds of bok choy, please refer to the kitchn website at http://www.thekitchn.com/how-do-you-bok-choy-10-ways-to-love-this-asian-green-ingredient-spotlight-189203 for at least ten different recipes where you are bound to find something to satisfy your pallet.

Personally, I would highly suggest the following tasty recipe if you are looking for a twist on your salad and trying to incorporate more ‘greens’ in your diet.

Stir-Fried Lettuce (or Baby Bok Choy) with Garlic Chiles

-Serves 4 as a vegetable side dish

What You Need

Ingredients

Vegetables

1 medium head of romaine lettuce, cut crosswise into 1-inch-wide pieces, about 8 cups OR 8 to 12 cups baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise

For the sauce

2 tablespoons dry sherry or Shao Hsing rice wine

1 tablespoon chicken broth

2 teaspoons soy sauce

Aromatics

3 medium cloves garlic, smashed

1 teaspoon minced jalapeño chiles, with seeds (optional)

2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

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