“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”
This mother’s day I am thinking of my mother. A mother of 52 years. And what a beautiful, amazing person she is. I am also thinking of Stevie – our friend and CSA member. It is her very first Mother’s day. Mother of darling Henry who I still can’t wait to meet.
And – I may seem to digress, but I’m thinking of all the mothers on this farm. 67 to be exact – cows with calves. And how lucky I am each year in October to watch the natural pulse of motherhood unfold as our cows birth, nurture and care for their calves.
It is a wonderful week to get started with our CSA. We will be going green, bringing all kinds of delicious, nutrient dense greens to your table!!
Farm News: Plenty of rain this spring. Hard to get in the fields to plant for the second year in a row, not that I’m complaining. The cows have plenty of nutritious greens to eat themselves because of the rain – and the farm is beautiful and green.
What’s in the bucket? Beet greens, turnip greens, red Russian kale, mature arugula, oversized radishes, spring onions and oregano.
If you are not a fan of bitter greens (turnip greens) parboil them first. Bring them to a boil in plenty of water. Cook 5-10 minutes. When you begin to smell them – a bitter greens smell, let them boil a minute longer. Then drain them – rinse in cool water. I like to chop them either before I parboil them – or after I rinse them. Add a little vegetable broth and simmer until tender.
I made some arugula pesto with my mature arugula last week. It turned out delish. Here’s how…
2 cups packed arugula leaves
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 cup roasted salted cashews
olive oil to consistency
Put first four ingredients into food processor. Put on the lid and pulse adding olive oil until it comes together as a thick paste.
Great on pasta or pizza. You can freeze the remaining in ice cube trays for later.
Happy Eating, Happy Mother’s day, and thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm.