fresh greens

Finally reaping some bounty 

 It’s been remarkably warm. Spring fever is in full swing. I want fresh green, leafy things.  I’ve not peeked under the row covers in weeks…may be a month and a half. 

  So pretty!

So excited! 

 Finally reaping some bounty!

Let’s dig in!

Collard Greens Recipe

Part two of our good luck eats recipes is one I found online via the Charleston City Paper (Charleston, SC).

Collard greens are a southern staple and symbolic of wealth…money. This recipe was definitely loaded…with FLAVOR.

Here’s our take on good luck greens (find the original write up here)

Ingredients

Collards…I picked about 2-3 pounds, folded leaves in half and de-stemmed then cut in ribbons

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of homemade hot (ghost pepper) sauce from J&S Creations

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Kosher salt

2 quarts water (or chicken broth)

Optional – ham hock, smoked pork or bacon. We were having ham, so I added a little chopped ham to the mix.

Directions

  • Bring water to a simmer and add vinegar, hot sauce, brown sugar and salt. If using a ham hock, add it now, too. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Add collard greens and chopped ham.
  • Simmer all lightly for 2-3 hours.

Simple. Tangy. Fresh. Bring on the riches!

 

Fresh Eats For Dinner – Winter Veggies

Home from a short break at the beach, we are happy to be back on the farm. Things seem to be ok despite some warm temps, heavy rain, strong winds all followed up with chilly temps. You, know…the weird up-and-down weather we’ve been having as of late.

Here’s what my peek under the row cover revealed:

Kale

Kale

Yummy!

Yummy!

Yes!!! Harvest size achieved and will be taken advantage of tonight…along with

Chard, Perpetual Spinach, Collards

Chard, Perpetual Spinach, Collards

and…

Spinach

Spinach

Nothing like a pot of fresh greens to make ya feel warm and cozy on a chilly day.

For other action, here are some lettuce heads coming along as well as the patch of mesclun:

Lettuce heads

Lettuce heads

Mesclun

Mesclun

Here’s to a farm fresh supper!