My little girl has grown up on food from Morning Harvest farm. Our family joined the CSA right before I became pregnant and during that phase I was especially grateful for the wonderful meats and eggs in our box each week. Now that she is almost a year old, my girl gets to experience all this wonderful food for herself!
What makes an herb different from a vegetable, or a spice?
Herbs are primarily defined by their use as seasoning or flavoring instead of, say, a basil salad where they would be considered a mere vegetable. They are strong and potent, much like the spices that we so enjoy. Herbs are the green, leafy parts of plants which are flavorful, while spices come from seeds, bark, roots, flowers, and so on—basically anything else.
Towards the end of Summer and in the fresh start of Fall, I relish the rich greens we get in the CSA box. You can always make a salad or chop them up for a soup, an omelette, or to wilt in a melt or in some ground beef, but I took some time to look at the nutritional aspect of these great greens so I could maximize my family's gains. I learned a lot!
From watermelon to tomatoes and cucumbers, the box has been chock full of easy snacks to slice and serve over this Summer. They clean and pop onto plate, table, or ready hands so fast it's easy to go through the season having to plan meals more deliberately since so much of the produce is so quick to disappear.