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
- Mix of peppers
- Sweet bell
- 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
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
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