Whats in the box this week?
- Lettuce mix
- Collards or Swiss chard
- Sweet potatoes
- Salad turnips
Greens are steadily in abundance with this box. The rapini which resembles broccoli is entirely edible with many ways to prepare and enjoy. If you’re short on freezer space, consider dehydrating some of the greens from your box. Dehydration is fairly simple and is accomplished in a few different ways. You can set the oven to a 200 F, place the greens on a sheet pan without overlapping the leaves. Monitor the progress and greens can be ready in about 5 hours. Another option is using a dehydrator, setting the temperature to 135 F and lay the leaves on the trays without overlap. The dehydrator can be left to run for about 3 hours or until greens are crispy. Using solar energy from the sun is a simple and energy efficient method, simply place the greens on a baking sheet, screen, silicone mat and leave in the sun. Check periodically for doneness.
You have a number of options with the finished greens:
- bag the dried leaves and store in a cool place for use later
- pulse the greens into powder and store to add in recipes for smoothies, soups, eggs, etc.
- save the stored greens and re-hydrate later by soaking in hot water
- eat the dried greens as a snack, during dehydration prep sprinkle with salt or spices to add flavor
post by Shaquannah Faison