Ingredient Spotlight: CSA Box #6

This week's box from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative included:

1 Package Pea Tendrils - Eastbrook Produce
1 Head Red Butterhead Lettuce - Echo Valley Organics
1 Bunch Chioggia (Candy Stripe) Beets - Green Valley Organics
1 Bunch Collard Greens - Sunrise Ridge Organics
1 Bunch Fresh Yellow Onions - Friends Road Organics
1 Bunch Green Kale - Life Enhancing Acres

Beets are the new ingredient for me this week -- I've never cooked them myself, and have never (willingly) eaten them before, either.

Recipes I've got my eye on include:

This week has been a bit hectic work-wise, so I've kind of skipped making elaborate meals for dinner. Which means that our stockpile of greens is just as large as ever. I attempted to use up all of last week's left over kale in a green monster smoothie recipe -- let's just say the results were less than stellar. My problems included: (1) I'm pretty sure I put in too much kale, (2) I didn't blend it long enough, and (3) The berries, try as they might, could not mask the bitter taste of the greens. Luckily I've got another large bunch of greens to try, try again sometime in the upcoming week. I think I may be a little more heavy handed with the fruit (and maybe add in some peanut butter or cocoa powder, too) and use quite a bit less kale in my next go-around.