condiments

Purple and Orange Pizza

Purple and Orange Pizza

Mizuna is one of my favorite leafy greens and I doubt I would have ever tried it had it not come into my kitchen via CSA box! The stems are neither tough nor stringy so the long narrow leaves make for great additions to salads and sandwiches. It is more flavorful than lettuce, but doesn’t bite like watercress.

This month the CSA box contained a special surprise: purple mizuna! I decided that this called for an extra measure of creativity.

Mustard — Love it or Hate it?

Mustard — Love it or Hate it?

I am not a fan of mustard. I don't know exactly what it is about it, but no matter what it's paired with I can't stand the flavor. My husband, on the other hand, loves the stuff: Meat of all kinds, sauteed greens, bread (even without other sandwich fixings)... There is nothing safe or sacred from the yellowy wand he waves over his food. He even used the jalapeño mustard from our CSA share to make an anime-esque accent to his plate of ninja bread crackers.