Thursday, June 13, 2013

Creamy Herb Dressing & Community Supported Agriculture

I am so excited! Today is the first day of our CSA, and this year, we're hosting!

A friend posted on Facebook that a local organic farm was hoping to expand into new areas, including our neck of the woods. Hosting comes with a bit of a discount, so I hopped on board that very night.  They checked out my porch to make sure it would work out, fast forward to today and I'm coming home to a porch full of organic vegetables.  And apparently an envelope full of capacitors for Jeff. Veggies and capacitors: that's how we roll.
Hooray for Veggies!

This time of year in Pittsburgh, veggies are a lot of greens and herbs. And some kind of turnip, which I am not at all sure what to do with.  Instead, I made this creamy, herby dressing to go on a big huge salad full of lettuce, and cucumber, and radishes from our garden. ZOMG garden radishes, you are delightfully zingy.  Don't stop, radishes!  We love you!

Creamy Herb Dressing

Creamy Herb Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic scapes*
  • 1 green onion, with the top and bottom chopped off, and the rest diced up a bit
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Whiz everything in a blender until it's dressing consistency. Seriously, it's that easy.  
*All of these things were in my CSA box this week.  To be honest, I kind of ripped off Simply Recipe's Green Goddess recipe, but swapped in stuff I had in my CSA, and omitted the anchovy.  

My porch today!!!

I am so excited to be part of the CSA and super excited to be eating yummy organic vegetables again.

Hope you're all having an awesome week!