“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas Edison
You may say – well that’s OK. However, those who know me know that I am an onion lover. I care for my onions, and this is the first year of 15 that I have not raised a crop. Other things fail, but not onions!
I must have inherited my love for onions from my mother – who does not think a salad complete with out a big slice of purple onion. A beautiful and proper southern lady, she is not afraid of what she would call the “halitosis” and always carries a mint or so in her pocketbook. My friends laugh at me because while they are avoiding the repercussions of onions – I am eating mine and theirs too. The truth is alliums have all kinds of health benefits – mainly known for their ability to fight infection. So I”m going to go with that as my excuse.
Farm News: My onion crop failed. The flies are still terrible. It has been a bit cooler with the rain this week – that is a plus. But the biggest news…..LOGAN is coming this week. I will try to get him to the market with me so everyone can have a chance to visit with him. He will be here a week and I am so excited to see him.
What’s in the bucket: Cucumbers, broccoli, Napa cabbage, beets, squash, white potato, fennel, cilantro, celery. Note: the girls and I had lots of fennel casualties when we cultivated the fennel this week. I think they are getting tired of their garden work!
What’s at market: cucumbers, Napa cabbage, beets, squash, white potato, fennel, cilantro, red bibb lettuce. Circle S Beef: Roasts, ground beef, steaks, stew beef.
Napa cabbage salad with a mexican twist
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated peeled ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 fresh serrano chile, finely chopped, with seeds
- 1 small head Napa cabbage (1 1/2 pounds), cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 bunch scallions, sliced
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
- Whisk together vinegar, sugar, ginger, oil, chile, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Let stand, tossing occasionally, 10 minutes.
I am taking this salad to a family party tomorrow. Let you know if it’s a crowd pleaser.
Happy Eating and thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm.