While the greenhouses are in full swing, our field crops are taking a little longer to come along. We need some more sunny days! Come on Mr. Sun, please shine down on us!
The cauliflower and broccoli were strong enough to be transplanted into the field on Sunday and it was the perfect day to do it!
Rochon Garden CSA Shares Week 2
Full-share members, you will receive the following in your box this week:
Half-share members on our week 2 schedule, you'll receive the following in your box this week:
Lite-share members, will receive the following in their box this week:
Rochon Garden Spinach
A superfood, spinach is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
Spinach is a versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw or cooked. Here are some tips to try to incorporate more spinach into a daily routine:
Add spinach to pastas, soups, and casseroles.
Lightly sautée spinach in a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Season with freshly-ground black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Add spinach to a wrap, sandwich, or flatbread.
Make a dip with spinach, such as spinach and artichoke dip or spinach and goat cheese dip.
Add a handful of fresh spinach to an omelet or scramble, or throw a handful into a smoothie.
Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
Ingredients 2 lαrge boneless skinless chicken breαsts, cut horizontαlly 8 oz creαm cheese, softened 2 cup Rochon Garden fresh spinαch 1 tαblespoon olive oil 4 oz Mozzαrellα cheese, shredded
The mαrinαde 3 cloves gαrlic, minced 1 tαblespoon olive oil 1/2 teαspoon red pepper flαkes, optionαl 1/2 teαspoon Itαliαn seαsoning, optionαl
Directions Add olive oil, gαrlic, Itαliαn seαsoning, αnd red pepper flαkes into α Ziplok bαg αlong with 1 teαspoon of sαlt αnd ½ teαspoon blαck pepper. Seαl the bαg αnd shαke until mixed. αdd the chicken breαsts, seαl, αnd mαssαge so the chicken is covered in the mαrinαde, set αside for 10-15 minutes while you prep the remαining ingredients. Position α rαck in the center of the oven αnd preheαt the oven to 400ºF (200°C).
Quickly wilt the spinαch in α skillet with 1 tαblespoon olive oil, set αside.
Arrange chicken breasts drained from the marinade in a baking dish. Spread the softened cream cheese over the chicken and lay spinach on top of the cream cheese. Finally, sprinkle mozzarella over the top.
Bαke for 20-30 minutes. Chicken is done when cooked through to αn internαl temperαture of 165˚F (75°C). Serve wαrm with α side of cαuliflower rice, or bαked veggies like Rochon Garden fresh Asparagus. Enjoy!
Rochon Garden Spring Mix
Our Spring mix is the most unique and flavourful mix of lettuce and fine herbs. What we put into the mix is a trade secret, one that we have been perfecting over many growing seasons.
How do you store it to keep it fresher longer? Because the leafs are so tender and it's picked fresh, rinsed and put into a bag, it can get slimmy within a few days. However, there is a solution to prevent this from happening. We suggest giving the Spring Mix a little spin before storing to remove moisture. Line a sealed container or larger bag with a dry paper towel and place the Spring Mix inside. The paper towel will wick away moisture, which will help the salad last longer.
Ultimate Rochon Garden Salad
Ingredients Rochon GardenSpring Mix Rochon Garden Radish Rochon Garden Asparagus Rochon Garden Spring Onions Rochon Garden Spinach Rochon Garden Lebanese cucumber Rochon Garden tomato (coming soon!) Rochon Garden sweet peppers (coming soon!)
Directions Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and you favorite Snell House dressing, enjoy!