CSA for June 23, North Riverside Week 3

Greetings: Here’s What’s in the bags:
Cherries http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/10/Cherry_French_Dressing8597.shtml
Turnips: try roasting or adding to salad dressing.The turnip root is full of vitamin C, usually associated with citruses, and turnip juice has more of this vitamin that an equivalent amount of orange juice
fennel leaf http://delectable-victuals.blogspot.com/2007/06/penne-with-fennel-and-chives.html
Greens Mix
Spinach: top chilled after pizza cooks or add to pasta, or rice salad
Oregano Thyme mix Lemon oregano dressing:

whol pasta, cooked per package directions, rinsed and drained
spring onions, sliced into 2-inch pieces
Mixed Greens rinsed and chopped fine, added when pasta is cooled
pepperoncini, sliced (optional)
1 Tbsp olive oil or oil of choice
¼ cup finely chopped fennel leaves
1 garlic clove finely minced
2 Tbsp finely chopped chives(optional)
1 Tbsp aprika
salt to taste
optional: toasted pine nuts for garnish or any nuts or use vinegar with peanut butter mixed.
Fennel Salad from Adrienne Cox
1 Bulb fennel
1 bunch radish
1 Cucumber
A few carrots
Rice vinegar
Dill 1-2 tsp if fresh

Thinly slice fennel, carrots and radish. Seed and chop cucumber. Mix everything into a bowl and toss with some rice vinegar and some dill to taste. This salad gets better as the days go by and it marinates in the vinegar, but it is really tasty the day of as well
Crunchy Broccoli and Cherry SaladCrunchy Topping:
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 pkg. Ramen noodles, uncooked and broken
4 tablespoons butter

Chopped mixed grees or Spinach or both
1 cup pecan halves or desirable nut
1 to 1 1/2 cup pitted cherries , ripe!
1 cup Vegetable oil or apple sauce
1 cup sugar, turbinado or maple syryp
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons cherry juice concentrate , mashe some cherries and microwave and “smush”
Crunchy Topping:
Brown pecans and noodles in butter. or pam Cool on paper towels, put in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Sweet and Sour dressing:
Mix all salad dressing ingredients until sugar is completely dissolved.

To serve: Let guests top their salads with desired amount of crunchy topping and salad dressing.

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