This is the recipe I found that sounds like a yummy, yet different way to consume the sweet cherries we received last week. It also appears to be relatively easy and straight forward. The only thing I'm going to tweak is trying to use some of the greens we already have since we haven't gotten any arugula (yet). I'll be trying it on a very busy evening for us. So, if it manages to taste as scrumptious as it looks then this will be a real winner.
Update: This was a good meal but not quite what I had hoped for. It ended up reminding me more of a side salad w/ chicken than an actual recipe that contained both chicken and cherries. It was extremely easy though! We added in a side of brown rice.
So, here's the breakdown for our box this week: lettuce, spring onions, collard greens, sweet cherries, garlic scape, strawberries, asparagus, and dill. We took the asparagus and onions and put them in a foil bag with butter to grill them this week. They tasted fantastic! I preferred grilling them over steaming them. We'll definitely try that method again in the future. It was super easy too.
Well, our family made it out to pick strawberries this past Saturday morning! It was a great time for the kids to play outside and ride in the wagon to the strawberry field. They helped pick some but ate lots and lots. How can you tell your kids they can't have anymore strawberries?! I mean, really, doesn't that go against everything I tell them about eating good foods? All of the berries from our farm are free of pesticides and chemical free.
Check out the gorgeous view from the farm too! We love the ride out there. It's so beautiful, rich in flowers blooming and lacking in concrete. It's exactly what our family needed after a busy week.
I have been unsuccessful in locating pectin at our local grocery store. I guess there's not a huge market for people making their own jelly around here. So, for now I've opted to freeze our berry supply. Hopefully, we'll find pectin this week and make jelly.
Winter is one of our favorite seasons, except for one thing...the farm is closed! Now that Spring is here our weekly deliveries from our local farm have started for the 2011 season. We were so excited to get our first box. In it was basil, strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, spring onions, kale, and garlic chive.
We'll keep you posted as we eat all our goodies from the farm this year. We will go to pick strawberries soon and will hopefully be able to pick a couple extras for jelly and freezing. That is if our kids don't eat them all before we get home.