This week’s CSA box from Two Small Farms contained a very interesting essay about French Tarragon. Apparently, true French Tarragon cannot be started from seed, but by dividing the plant’s roots in the winter. Sounds like a little too much work for this home gardener, so I am going to make the most of my share this week!
In addition to tarragon, our box also contained Fennel, Salad Mix, Butternut Squash, Snow Peas, Strawberries and Broccoli. Strawberries are consumed almost immediately, although my daughter has been using some to make her favorite Kiwi-Strawberry Salad. The rest of my menu plan for the week of April 26th is:
Monday: Dinner out to celebrate my birthday
Tuesday: Turkey meatballs, pasta and mixed green salad (garlic bread too, with Acme baguettes)
Wednesday: Another dinner out (my birthday is quite celebrated this year!)
Thursday: Fennel, Orange and Caper Salad, steamed Broccoli, roasted Salmon (or another in-season fish)
Friday: Our first neighborhood TGIF! Finger food is ideal, and with the Butternut Squash, I will make Butternut “Hummus” from our CSA newsletter. I think I will also make this Snap Pea with Tarragon and Fennel Salad, a recommendation from another subscriber to the Two Small Farms CSA. I might see if I can figure out how to make little cups, too, so they can be easily eaten with fork and knife. Any suggestions on how to make that happen?